Accreditation in Contamination Counteractive action and Control.

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Affirmation in Infection Prevention and Control Certifying the Professional Elevating the Profession

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What is CBIC? Intentional, autonomous, multidisciplinary Board Provides course for and oversees the affirmation procedure for contamination counteractive action and control (IP&C) Mission: Protect the general population by raising the standard of the disease avoidance and control calling through the advancement, organization and advancement of an authorize confirmation process.

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What is CBIC? Built up by APIC in 1981 Certification project is licensed by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, once National Organization for Competency Assurance

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Board Composition (Minimal Requirements per Bylaws) Medical Doctor: (1) Medical Technologist: (1) RNs: (4) Canadian Infection Preventionist (IP): (1) IP non-intense setting: (1) IP long haul care setting: (1) IP 4 years or less experience as IP Public Consumer* * All yet shopper chief must be CIC ®

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CBIC Strategic Priorities Maintain and enhance the authorize accreditation program Increase acknowledgment/estimation of confirmation Increase the quantity of certificants Establish/Maintain associations with APIC, CHICA-Canada and different associations to finish objectives

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Objectives of Certification Provide an institutionalized estimation of current crucial information Encourage accomplishment of qualification that signifies rehearse incredibleness among disease counteractive action and control experts Formally perceive people who satisfy the necessities for affirmation with the CIC ® certification

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Method of Certification Initial affirmation: delegated PC based examination Remains substantial for a long time

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Methods of Re-accreditation Proctored PC based examination OR Self Achievement Recertification Exam (SARE) Remains legitimate for a long time

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Certification Examinations Comprehensive, work related, target tests 150 numerous decision questions Developed from a practice investigation of Infection Prevention and Control Professionals in the U.S., Canada and numerous different nations Recognized by APIC and CHICA-Canada as the standard for affirmation in contamination control

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Certification Examinations Aligned with the Practice Standards for Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology The main institutionalized estimation of fundamental learning, aptitudes, and capacities expected of disease avoidance and control experts ALL examination inquiries are the copyrighted property of CBIC

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Proctored Computer-based Examination Administered at Assessment Centers all through the United States, Canada and other global destinations Sites recorded at: AMP site, Used for both starting certificate and re-affirmation

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Self Achievement Re-accreditation Examination (SARE) Similar in substance to the PC based examination (takes after substance diagram) with 150 various decision things created from the practice examination Questions are practice situated and testing Test equipped to IP&C proficient with seven (7) years experience

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Self Achievement Recertification Examination (SARE) Self-directed (non-administered), Web-based at an area of one\'s picking May get to the SARE numerous times before fulfillment Deadline to buy: December 1 Deadline to submit: December 31 The sooner the buy, the more opportunity to finish

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Validity of the Certification Examinations Exams depend on a practice investigation of contamination anticipation and control experts The practice investigation, examination improvement and procedure hold fast to broadly perceived norms for acceptance, instructive and mental testing

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Validity of the Certification Examinations Developed under the direction of a psychometrician and test advancement master from a free testing office. The testing organization likewise administers scoring of the examination. Every test thing (question) experiences both master and factual examination before use.

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Validity of the Certification Examinations Passing scores are computed to adjust for thing trouble and contrasts between examinations Acknowledged by The Joint Commission as an imperative component of a successful contamination control program

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Certification Examination 2010 Content Outline Identification of Infectious Disease Processes Surveillance & Epidemiologic Investigation Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents Employee/Occupational Health Management and Communication (Leadership) Education and Research

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Eligibility for Certification Must meet practice necessities for "ebb and flow clinical routine of disease anticipation and control" Must have essential duty regarding the disease avoidance and control program for their utilizing association OR the division in which the candidate is utilized is doled out obligation regarding the contamination aversion and control program in the association. Must meet instructive prerequisites (or apply for a waiver) All necessities depicted in Candidate Handbook

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Eligibility for Certification (cont) A present permit or enrollment as a restorative technologist, doctor, or enlisted attendant; OR at least a baccalaureate degree Contact CBIC Executive Office in regards to instructive prerequisite waiver

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Eligibility for Certification (cont) Candidates who are independently employed or who work in non-customary settings must present extra documentation ( See Candidate Handbook for subtle elements ) Candidates with slipped by confirmation must meet the practice prerequisites as portrayed in the Candidate Handbook for first time candidates and take the PC based examination.

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Eligibility for Re-Certification Individuals who are presently ensured are naturally qualified for re-affirmation at regular intervals.

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Definition of Infection Control Practice The clinical routine of contamination control happens in an assortment of settings and incorporates both: examination and elucidation of gathered disease aversion and control information; and the examination and reconnaissance of associated flare-ups with disease. Furthermore,

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Definition of Infection Control Practice (cont.) Includes no less than three of the accompanying five exercises: Planning, usage and assessment of disease counteractive action and control measures; Education of people about contamination danger, anticipation and control;

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Definition of Infection Control Practice (cont.) 3. Improvement and correction of contamination control approaches and systems; Management of disease anticipation and control exercises; 5. Arrangement of discussion on contamination hazard evaluation, counteractive action and control procedures.

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Applying for the Certification Examination Obtain a Candidate Handbook with application structures and exceptional lodging demands from CBIC. Guarantee that the qualification prerequisites are met (demand an instructive waiver, if vital). You may apply online at or complete the paper application in the Candidate Handbook and send to AMP

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Preparing for the Examination Refer to the nitty gritty substance plot in the Candidate Handbook to guide study endeavors

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Preparing for the Examination (cont.) Review current contamination counteractive action and control reference books, diaries and principles. Request support from your nearby APIC or CHICA part. Structure a study bunch among your associates.

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Confidentiality of Examination Scores Both CBIC and AMP (CBIC\'s trying organization) keep up complete privacy of individual test scores. Just outline insights are given at open discussions and distributed intermittently in the disease anticipation and control writing.

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Reasons for Achieving CIC ® Support proficient development Provide businesses and purchasers with an acknowledged measure of one\'s authority of fundamental disease control learning

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Reasons for Achieving CIC ® (cont\'d) Achieve formal acknowledgment as a contamination counteractive action and control proficient who satisfies the prerequisites for confirmation Enhance believability and glory Receive individual fulfillment

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Proper Use of the CIC ® Credential Only people who have effectively passed the administered PC based affirmation exam and have kept up flow accreditation, through either the PC based or SARE examination, may utilize the CIC ® certification.

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Proper Use of the CIC ® Credential The CIC ® certification might be utilized on resumes, business cards, letterhead, and other expert interchanges. The CIC ® accreditation may not be utilized for item or different supports.

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Resources Check CBIC Web website for: Candidate Handbook (all application and request shapes for the examinations are incorporated) Background data on CBIC and the affirmation procedure

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CBIC does not deliver or embrace items or materials identified with get ready for the accreditation examination.

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Resources CBIC Executive Offices are situated at: 555 East Wells Street Suite 1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: (414) 918-9796 Fax: (414) 276-3349 Web website:

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Resources (cont.) AMP (CBIC\'s trying organization): 18000 W. 105th St Olathe, KS 66061-7543 (888) 519-9901

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Resources (cont.) APIC 1275 K St., NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC, 20005-4006 (202) 789-1890 CHICA-Canada PO Box 46125 RPO Westdale Winnipeg MB R3R 3S3 (866) 999-7111

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