Online Education

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Basic Statistics for Infection PreventionistsBased on our popular virtual learning lab taught by Daniel Bronson-Lowe, learn about the role of statistics in infection prevention, steps in statistical analysis, and how to directly apply your new skills with commonly used tools. Get the foundation you need to better analyze and present data through an interactive course format with module quizzes and assessments. Need a refresher in one specific aspect of statistics? Modules are available for individual purchase. Learn more about each module below.BASICSTATS
Basics of Infection Prevention (formerly EPI Primer)This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of infection prevention and control as well as knowledge on the varied roles and responsibilities of infection preventionists (IPs). This offering helps prepare those who interact with IPs and provides a general framework for appreciating the important patient safety work they lead. Participants will gain valuable knowledge to further engage with IPs in addressing solutions to their challenges.EPIPRIMER
Construction & Renovation Basics for the IPAs part of the EPI Education series, this course reviews the importanr role the Infection Preventionist playes during any facility construction or renovation. Content includes: Design goals and safety measures; Plumbing, water quality and water supply; Agency guidelines and regulations; Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA); Role of the IP during the Construction phase; Preventative measures for patient safetyCONRENO
Disinfection & Sterilization: Best PracticesThis interactive course will give the Infection Preventionist tools to use to ensure your Sterile Processing Department is in compliance with best evidence based practices. We will discuss the latest recommended practices from AAMI, AORN and the CDC sterilization monitoring, cleaning and disinfection, packaging, sterilization, traffic control, and sterile storage. The latest in flash (Immediate-use) sterilization multi-society position statement will be discussed. We will also identify controls on loaner instrumentation that should be in place to ensure instruments and implants are effectively managed and that patient safety, not physician preference or vendor convenience needs to be the main consideration.DISRBPRSI
Effectively Using DataThrough this course, attendees will learn how to make use of the data they gather, whether integrating NHSN into a comprehensive data management approach, using data to assess and monitor the implementation of evidence based practices , analyzing and evaluating outcomes of care or communicating information to various stakeholders throughout the facility.EPIDATA
Financial Acumen for the Infection PreventionistLike it or not, healthcare has become a business. Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point. Doing more with less is routine. Infection control practitioners need to understand how to navigate their way through a variety of challenges in order to make the case for investments in reducing infections.IPFINANCE
Health Information TechnologyOne 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. 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.HITOLC
IDPH EPI® Education in Long-Term CareIn partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, APIC is offering a complimentary online education series in infection prevention and control for healthcare workers in the long-term care setting in the State of Illinois. This online education series provides in-depth foundational training for Infection Preventionists working in long-term care with a baseline of infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge at a pace that works for learners, as well as providing information on handling the IPC challenges that are unique to the long-term care practice setting.IDPH_LTCOC
Infection Prevention Certification Review Course 3.0Prepare for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC®) examination with the Infection Prevention Certification Review online course. The interactive format helps learners study at their own pace to master specialized infection prevention concepts. The course includes nine modules corresponding to the content areas of the certification exam, one general chapter about taking the exam, and a practice test module.IPCR16
Infection Prevention in Hemodialysis SettingsThis course will discuss strategies for prevention of all types of infection in hemodialysis (HD)settings. The information included will provide a perspective on the enormity of the issues and best practices for the prevention of infection development and transmission. Learners will be provided with resources and checklists to assist them in developing their prevention plan.HEMOCRSCE
Infection Prevention Knowledge Review & Assessment 1.1This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of infection prevention and control as well as knowledge on the varied roles and responsibilities of infection preventionists (IPs). This offering helps prepare those who interact with IPs and provides a general framework for appreciating the important patient safety work they lead. Participants will gain valuable knowledge to further engage with IPs in addressing solutions to their challenges.EIPCALL1.1
Microbiology 101 for Infection PreventionistsThis course presents the microbiological perspective of infection control and prevention. By completing this course, participants will gain an understanding of microbiological concepts that will aid decision-making in infection control and prevention practice.MICRO101
Tech Tools Course BundleIs the overwhelming thought of learning technology a sore point among you and your staff? Even the most basic of software skills can become a low priority due to all of the responsibilities that fall on IPs, but these “tech tools” can make you more efficient and enhance your reporting abilities. APIC is excited to release the full Tech Tools series at a discounted rate! Through narrated presentations and activities, we will show you the features of Excel, PowerPoint, and popular social media platforms.TT-PKG
Tech Tools: Basics of Microsoft Excel 1.0First installment of a multi-part series! The Tech Tools course teaches you how to improve workflow and data analysis through use standard Excel features, including formatting and formulas, graphs, and pivot tables.TTEXCEL
Tech Tools: Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 1.0In the second installment of the Tech Tools series, this course teaches you how to create enhanced presentation tools to ensure you are delivering information appropriately to a variety of audiences. We cover a number of key features in PowerPoint including slide formatting and shortcuts, media and animation tools, presentation-focused functions, and best practices.TT-PPT
Tech Tools: Basics of Social Media for IPsIn 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.TT-SM
EPI Education Series OnlineAccess in-depth foundational training for novice practitioners at a pace that works for you. Register for EPI® 101 or EPI® 102 separately, or get the full series at a discount! Developed and reviewed by highly experienced experts in the field, these interactive courses include quizzes and scenario/application-based questions to test your knowledge and make you think along the way. Access is easy on any device, laptop, tablet, or mobile.EPI-OLC
EPI® Education in Long-Term CareNewly published federal regulations will have a significant impact on how long-term care facilities address infection prevention and control. Access in-depth foundational training for Infection Preventionists working in long-term care settings at a pace that works for you. Register for EPI® for Long-Term Care 101 or EPI® for Long-Term Care 102 separately, or get the full series at a discount!EPILTC-OLC
Introduction To Research Webinar SeriesPromoting and facilitating the development of scientific research to prevent infection is one of the five goals in APIC’s Strategic Plan 2020. To support this objective, APIC is launching a Research Education Series consisting of a five-part webinar series which provides learning opportunities for participants with a strong interest in developing or improving their skills in evaluating and conducting researchto. Developed and led by experts from APIC’s Research Committee, click each lecture below for course description, learning objectives and CE credits.RSRCHWEB