Education & Certification
Infection Prevention Academy is the new name for the event housing APIC’s signature training courses, Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®) and Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), along with a new selection of one-day workshops. In 2015, there are two Academies:
Spring Academy in Seattle, WA, March 16-21
Fall Academy in Austin, TX, September 21-26
Here’s what you can expect at the Academies in 2015:
- EPI®is now offered in consecutive courses, 101 and 102. Save up to $350 if you register for both courses!
- Specialty one-day workshopswill be featured for individuals with infection prevention competencies of proficient or advanced.
- This fall, ASC 101 will be joined by ASC 102, a companion course that provides more in-depth training for novice infection prevention professionals working in an ambulatory surgery center setting.
- A more expansive, dedicated exhibit hall with booths featuring innovative products and services.
- Breakfast and lunch are provided with event registration.
- All courses will be held at the designated hotel location.
Registration is now open. Find out more about courses of interest to you:
Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®) 102 (formerly EPI 201)
NEW! Project Management: One-Day Workshop
Participants will learn the ingredients that comprise a robust Infection Prevention and Control Program and strengthen the skills needed to make their program more effective. By improving their abilities to analyze, prioritize, and implement programs designed to mitigate patient harm, IPs will be better prepared to navigate an ever changing healthcare environment.
NEW! Advanced Practice: One-Day Workshop
This workshop is designed to improve IP competencies in key areas crucial for leading an infection prevention program within today’s complex healthcare environment. By refining leadership, financial management, process improvement, and consensus-building skills, IPs will better be able to align infection prevention efforts across patient safety, quality, and risk management.
NEW! Construction and Renovation: One-Day Workshop
Under development for the fall Academy, this workshop is a practical application of the concepts introduced in the APIC publication The Construction and Renovation Toolkit for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Control. The course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in creating a comprehensive infection control program during construction. The material is appropriate for novice and experienced IPs and applies to facilities of different sizes and different patient populations.
No faculty or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interests that affected this educational activity.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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.
APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP7146.
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