ASC Academy: Prep for Infection Prevention Certification

Distinguish Yourself as a Specialist

AORN perioperative and infection control nurses developed the premier preparation course for the new certification exam for ambulatory surgery infection preventionists.

Available in interactive online and virtual live formats, this infection prevention course addresses all domains of the certification exam and ASC-specific responsibilities:

  • Employee health
  • Surveillance for surgical site infections
  • Developing and implementing an infection prevention and control program
  • Performing risk assessments
  • Reporting to the governing body
  • Coordinating the interdisciplinary team that determines a facility’s program

ONLINE

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  • Self-paced course, with 4 months to complete
  • Pre-test gauges knowledge
  • Post-test in each module, 100-question practice exam
  • BONUS: Online access to eGuidelines Plus reference center
  • Certificate of completion and exam resources provided


VIRTUAL LIVE CLASS

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  • Live, virtual classes cover each exam area in easily digestible chunks
  • Interactive content taught by periop and IP experts
  • Activities, practice and resources to help in test-taking
  • BONUS: Online access to eGuidelines Plus reference center 

Next Virtual Live Course: September 15, 20, & 22, 2022 | 3:00pm to 7:00pm MT

Benefits of Certification

The CAIP® is an advanced certification* established in 2018 for ASC professionals and is the only perioperative certification for an ASC infection preventionist. Licensed health care professionals (eg., perioperative nurses, physicians), who have two years’ experience in infection control and who are responsible for an ASC’s infection control program, who attain certification are distinguished as a specialist in infection prevention.

Course objectives:

  1. Assess current knowledge of infection prevention in the ambulatory surgery setting
  2. Review evidence-based principles and practices related to infection prevention and control
  3. Enhance critical thinking skills related to perioperative infection prevention
  4. Develop a personal study plan for success
  5. Examine test taking strategies to maximize performance on an infection prevention certification exam

CAIP Application Dates:

January 1-31
August 1-31

CAIP Exam Dates:

March 1-31
October 1-31

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*The AORN Prep Course has been reviewed by BASC and the material presented includes content from each of the five categories included on the CAIP Certification exam. Registration and attendance at this Prep Course do not, in any way, guarantee that the eligibility requirements will be met, the application will be approved, or that a candidate will pass the exam, and this course is NOT required for potential candidates who are interested in taking the CAIP exam. CAIP is a registered trademark of the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC). Candidates for the CAIP exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by BASC.

 

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