Basics of IPC for New IPs Bundle

Cover the fundamentals of infection prevention and control with this bundle that includes our EPI 101 online course and key references on statistics and microbiology. Prepare for what’s next in your career with these essential resources.

The field of infection prevention is rapidly expanding. Legislation, science, the changing landscape of healthcare and public health mean that understanding this dynamic industry requires proven training and excellent resources. This bundle, which covers the basics for all novice IPs, gives you the tools to do just that.

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EPI® Education Series: EPI 101

Online Course

Fundamental Statistics & Epidemiology (PDF)

Ready Reference for Microbes, 4th edition (PDF)

PDF Books

EPI® Education Series: EPI 101

CNEs: 20 hours

Access in-depth foundational training for novice practitioners at a pace that works for you. 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.

Course modules include:

  • The Role of the IP
  • Basic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Surveillance: Life as a Detective
  • NHSN Basics
  • Surveillance: Applying Definitions
  • Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
  • Using and Reporting Data
  • Risk Assessment
  • Regulations and Other Requirements
  • IP as Educator

Fundamental Statistics & Epidemiology (PDF)

Infection preventionists often seek to make external comparisons when reviewing their hospital’s HAIs; this extremely useful resource will help you better understand how to use statistics while making these vital comparisons. This resource covers the fundamentals you need to know, including measurements, methodology, and formulas, along with helpful examples and other resources. This book is especially helpful for novice and intermediate IPs. A section on research-related issues deconstructs how to interpret and apply research results to statistics and epidemiology in a healthcare setting. 

Key Features:

  • The general principles of epidemiology and the use of statistics in infection prevention
  • Tools and resources for making informed and surveillance-based calculations in your facility
  • Instructions on how to design research projects, including qualitative and clinical research studies
  • A variety of topics, including surveillance, outbreak investigations, patient safety, quality concepts, and process control charts

Ready Reference for Microbes, 4th edition (PDF)

Infection preventionists must stay up-to-date on changes involving evidence-based practice, evolving microorganisms, updates to guidelines, and the latest advances in the care and maintenance of medical devices. Recently updated, this handy reference describes clinically important bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and agents of bioterrorism. Easy-to-read tables in a flip-through spiral format make it quick and simple to find the answers you’re looking for. The 4th edition includes critical new coverage on the Zika virus, Candida auris, and other emerging pathogens, along with updated appendices on MRSA, C. diff, seasonal influenza, and more.

Key Features:

  • Quick reference that provides straightforward information on medically common and clinically significant microorganisms
  • Includes a chapter on antimicrobial therapy, and seven “quick facts” appendices on essential topics: common pathogens by body site, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, C. diff, seasonal influenza, isolation precautions, antibiograms, and antimicrobial stewardship
  • References and Additional Resources provided at the end of each chapter guide you toward other essential sources to supplement your learning

Course Cancellation/Transfer Policy

APIC must receive all cancellations in writing within 30 days of purchase if you have not yet started the course. If you have started the course, you must submit your cancellation within 7 days of the start day to be eligible for a refund.

Please submit cancellation requests to or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Courses are non-transferrable and remain with the original registered individual regardless of position changes or employee departures.

Digital product returns policy

Please note that digital products (including PDF-format books, APIC Text Online subscriptions, MegaSurvey reports and the MegaSurvey Dashboard) are not eligible for return or exchange.