APIC Professional and Practice Standards

Meet the Speaker:

Tania N. Bubb, PhD, RN, CIC,, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Westchester Medical Center

Corrianne Billings, BS, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Prevention Specialist, Mission Health System

Lisa Caffery, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Coordinator, Genesis Health System

Maureen Titus-Hinson, MHA, RN, CIC
Assistant Vice President, Quality Division, Infection Prevention, Carolinas HealthCare System

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes     
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Professional and Practice Standards for Infection Preventionist (IP) were last published in 2008. Though this publication provided a strong foundation and framework for the profession on which to practice and define the professional scope; since that time, the profession has evolved tremendously and now includes functions that are expansive, novel and challenging to today's IP.  The updated standards take into account the varying role of the IP across all competency domains:infection prevention and control, technical, leadership and program management,and performance improvement and implementation science; and career states:novice (early), proficient (middle), expert (advanced). They are intended to assist the IP in identifying areas for professional growth and provide performance criteria when used in conjunction with APICs Competency Model.  This session is intended to facilitate the dissemination of the updated professional and practice standards to a wide audience of IPs, by providing tangible examples of how to best utilize them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the current scope practice of the infection prevention and control profession and how the APIC Professional and Practice Standards address each scope.
  • Utilize APIC Professional and Practice Standards to develop evaluation criteria.
  • Utilize APIC Professional and Practice Standards to assist in developing comprehensive infection prevention and control programs.

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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Accreditation Statement:
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.

APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.


Recorded 07/21/2016
Recorded 07/21/2016
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1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available