Compass HQIC Network Infection Prevention Basics Course

This course is designed for novice, beginner and newly competent staff working in infection prevention (IP). 

Target Audience

This course is designed for novice, beginner and newly competent staff working in IP. 

Learning Objectives

To support hospital IP professionals within the HQIC Compass Network by creating an opportunity to enhance competency and learn alongside peers.

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A commitment letter from your supervisor is required prior to enrollment. Networking and learning with peers are an integral part of this 12-hour class. The designated attendee must commit to attending the classes and hospital leadership must commit to supporting the resources and time necessary to complete the course. Upon attendance and competition of the six 2-hour sessions, the participant will be provided a certificate of completion.

Below are the sessions that are included in this course. Bolded bullet points are sessions that are to come. Recordings for each session will be placed in this iCompass Academy course 3 days after each session occurs. Nursing credit hours are only available to those who attend the live sessions.

  • Session 1 | Acute Care Infection Preventionist Role and Elements of an Effective Plan - June 9, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Session 2 | Microbiology for the Infection Preventionist - June 16, 2021 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM (CDT)
  • Session 3 | Best Practice Strategies for Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) - June 23, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Session 4 | The Environment of Care - June 30, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Session 5 | Data Analysis - July 14, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Session 6 | Knowledge Review and Application from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (CDT)

Submit your letter of commitment for the upcoming live sessions and learn more with the PDF icon event brochure (PDF).


Linda R. Greene

Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, is Director of Infection Prevention at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York. She has extensive experience in infection prevention in the acute care, long-term care and ambulatory surgery settings. Greene held leadership roles in her local Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) chapter before becoming a member of the APIC Board of Directors. She served as APIC president in 2017. Greene serves APIC and the IPC profession in myriad ways, including as an advisor and contributor to APIC position papers and implementation guides. The author of dozens of peer-reviewed publications, she is an expert on quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship and healthcare-associated infections.

2.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded for each live session in the webinar series by IHA, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider No. 4. Iowa nursing contact hours will not be issued unless your Iowa license number was provided at registration. For nursing contact hours to be offered, you must log in individually, your webinar sign-in and sign-out times will be verified. Partial credit for individual sessions will not be granted.

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