General Meetings

APIC MN holds chapter meetings on a near monthly basis.  Information on upcoming and past meetings may be found below.  Meetings consist of education sessions, APIC MN business meetings, and a share session.  Continuing education credits are commonly available for the education sesstions.  Most meetings are held at Ecolab* Schuman Campus, Research Center (Building F), Innovation Center /Conference Room  in Eagan, Minnesota. Education slides from previous General Meetings may be available, please use the "Contact" tab at the top of the page to request specific slides.

*APIC MN does not endorse, nor promote any specific vendor, product, or service.

Business Case Workshop

Start and End Times

May 11, 2017 - 8:30am-4:00pm

6.0 Continuing Education Units will be awarded for attendance.

The pre-workshop homework is listed here - do the best you can to review the “homework” before May 11, 2017.  If you can’t complete all of it, come to the workshop anyway!  Shared learning is a powerful way to develop new skills!

  • What to bring – Bring your fully charged electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with you so you can access the program materials and take notes.
  • Download/access presentation powerpoints from the APICMN website. These materials will also be available during and after your program.
  • If you prefer hard-copy program materials, please print before the workshop - there will be no hard-copy program materials provided on site.
  • Please bring the following either loaded on your electronic device or hard copy:
  • Your facility’s most recent risk assessment and IPC plan
  • Current budget for IPC at your facility
  • Business cases you (or others) have created
  • HAI at your facility which you may want to include in a business case (increased LOS for SSI, CAUTI, CLABSI, MRSA, CDI; mortality rates, recent VBP, HAC, RR penalties)
  • Facility-specific data will not be shared with others, but you will ultimately need some or all for your own business case


Please reach out to Amy, Jessica or Lauraine with questions. 


We look forward to a very productive time together!


APICMN Business Case Workshop Task Force

Jessica Swanson (

Lauraine Palm Singh (

Amy Nichols (

Upcoming Meetings

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 11th at Ecolab for the APIC MN Business Case Workshop. Agenda is available here.  Register for the webinar here.

Please note that APIC MN sponsored free lunch will no longer be provided in 2017.   


Additional meeting information and presentation handouts including an archive of past meetings are available on Members Only page (green tab).

8:30 am: Check-in and Coffee

9:00 am: Workshop Welcome (Candi Shearen) Networking and Keynote Address (Amy Nichols)

9:30 am Building the Business Case Part 1: Risk Assessment and Infection Prevention and Control – high level overview (Amy Nichols)

10:15 am: Break

10:30 am: Discussion groups: Risk Assessments and IPC plan from your facility

12:00 pm: Working Lunch – Each group reports back on results of RA and IPC work

12:30 pm Building the Business Case part 2 (Jessica Swanson/Amy Nichols)

1:00 pm: Building the Business Case part 3 (Lauraine Palm Singh/Amy Nichols)

2:30 pm: Break

2:45pm: Building the Business Case part 4 (Panel Discussion) - Amy Nichols, Moderator, Lori Johnson and Jeff Amman, panelists

4:00pm: Workshop evaluation and program conclusion