Education & Certification
APIC's newest elearning program combines live online learning sessions, discussion board activities, and real world application exercises. Ranging from 4-6 weeks, APIC's Virtual Learning Labs provide a blended learning experience for IPs at all proficiency levels.
These programs are reviewed and approved for Continuing Nursing Education Credits (CNEs), a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience. CNEs can only be achieved through completion of all related course evaluations provided to the attendee.
2017 Virtual Learning Labs
- Healthcare Information Technology - Fall 2017
One of the core duties of all infection preventionists (IP) is collection, analysis, and utilization of data. There are significant changes in how these data are/will be obtained, maintained, analyzed and utilized. Most IPs do not have a background in information technology, which leaves them unprepared to assure that IP needs will be addressed in the introduction of electronic health records. Further, the role of the IP will continue to change based on new definitions that support algorithmic detection of infections, and electronic file upload capabilities for infection reporting. Education is needed so that IPs can function in this changed role, including assessing data and surveillance systems, understanding IT terminology and validating and maintaining data systems for infection prevention.