APIC EPI Intensive for Critical Access Hospitals

Start Date & Time

10/31/2017 8:00 AM

End Date & Time

11/2/2017 4:30 PM




700 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701


The Wyndham Springfield City Centre




APIC EPI Intensive for Critical Access Hospitals

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, APIC is offering a complimentary three-day training course in infection prevention and control for healthcare workers in critical assess hospital and community hospital settings in Illinois.

EPI® Intensive for Critical Access Hospitals: This novice level course, designed for infection preventionist with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in a critical access setting. Over the course of three days, attendees will learn to develop/improve an infection prevention program that complies with accrediting and regulatory requirements, and employs evidenced-based best practices to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the critical access setting.

The course also reviews the various roles and responsibilities of the infection preventionist (IP). Areas of emphasis include: how to prepare surveillance and risk assessment plans, regulatory compliance, and preventing transmission of infectious diseases in the critical access role. Experienced faculty will facilitate learning through group activities, case studies and lectures.

Event Location: The Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701

Registration: https://apic.org/Education-and-Events/Course-Catalog/Course?id=b11dcecd-a277-4ee7-baec-25e3bcd0c90a

Please note that registration is limited to healthcare workers in critical access hospital and community hospital settings in Illinois. Please register by Monday, October 16, 2017. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm registration.

About APIC: APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org.

This program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and made possible through funding from a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
APIC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.