Course Information

Tech Tools: Basics of Social Media

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    Tech Tools: Basics of Social Media for IPs

In the third installment of the Tech Tools series, this course will introduce you to several popular social networking platforms, showing you how to not only enhance your online presence as an infection preventionist, but how social media can help you stay up to date on local outbreaks and emergency preparedness. Through narrated presentations and demos of social networks, we cover a number of key features, from online engagement through hashtags and photos, to security and privacy for both you and your facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigate various social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Explain the pros and cons of each social network
  • Illustrate the use of social media for infection preventionists for networking and as a tool to use on the job

Registering for this course? Participate in the online discussion board that we made especially for this class and all of our Tech Tools courses. Contributing to the discussion board will be an important part of your class experience because you will be able to:

  • Ask questions about what you learned (or any other questions you might have)
  • Share your personal tips and tricks with your peers
  • Suggest other software tools you’d like to see us cover in future Tech Tools classes
  • Post your personal favorite "tech tools"
  • Send a private message to a fellow participant or the course administrator

To access the discussion board, simply log in to www.apic.org, click the green arrow next to your name, and select MyAPIC in the dropdown menu. The link will also be available in the course description in your Training Menu!


Length:1.5 hour

Cost: Members: $60 / Non-members: $85

CNE: APIC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours: 1.5

How can I get contact hours?

To receive contact hours for an online course, you must complete the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is not only required by the accrediting organization, but it is vital to development of future programming.

How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

Complete the online evaluation from your computer immediately upon completion of the course by using the course survey link provided in the training menu. Once the online evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your contact hours via the certificate of completion. 


Why Should You Attend?

Are you a new IP and want to connect with others in your field? Or are you a facility trying to engage more with your community? Social media is the best way to start! APIC is excited to release "Basics of Social Media for IPs” the third installment of a multi-part Tech Tools series. Through narrated presentations and activities, we will show you the different social networks out there and their features to to assist you in growing your online presence.

Member Registration Fee: $60.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $85.00

Please note that online registrations can only be paid via credit card.

To pay by check, please complete the registration form and mail it to the noted address. When mailing the check, ensure that the registration form is included as we cannot process registrations without payment. 

Bulk sales are available. Email education@apic.org for more information.

Please note that online courses will be available 24 hours after your registration has been processed.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Course evaluations will be availablein your online training meny upon completion of the course. All course-related evaluations must be completed within 30 days of course completion. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating CEUs.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.