Advanced AS Post-Curriculum Survey
 
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Introduction

Please review the information below and SELECT ONE of the two choices at the end to either PROCEED to the survey or DECLINE the survey.

Title: Evaluating the Impact of a National Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum on Infectious Diseases Fellows and Fellowship Programs

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Spicer, MD, MPH

We are inviting you to participate in our study because you are in a fellowship training program that is implementing the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship curriculum this year. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this curriculum in teaching Infectious Diseases (ID) fellows antimicrobial stewardship principles and skills to prepare them to become leaders in antimicrobial stewardship programs.

We plan to survey faculty and ID fellows at all training programs who are implementing the curriculum this year. You will be asked to complete a short online survey, which should take approximately 5-10 minutes. All identifiable data will be anonymized prior to analysis. Your individual answers to this survey will not be shared with any individuals in your training program. Although we have made every effort to protect your identify by using de-identification and independent researchers, there is a minimal risk of loss of confidentiality. You may benefit directly from this study as information gained from this study will be used to improve the IDSA Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship curriculum.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and you are free to choose not to serve as a research subject in this protocol for any reason. You may refuse to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer. If you choose to participate and later change your mind, you may quit this survey at any time and ask for your data to be removed from the study. If you refuse to participate or withdraw from the study, there will be no penalty or loss of any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

This study is sponsored by the IDSA. Records may be reviewed and copied by the Emory University Institutional Review Board and the Office for Human Research Protections. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Emory Institutional Review Board at 404-712-0720 or 877-503-9797 or irb@emory.edu.

Your input is critical in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the IDSA Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship curriculum. If you have questions about the study, please contact Jennifer Spicer (Jennifer.spicer@emory.edu) or 404-251-1321. Thank you for considering participating in this study!

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Define overall goals for an antimicrobial stewardship program
Optimize team structure within an antimicrobial stewardship program
Complete regulatory and reporting requirements for antimicrobial stewardship programs
Use local microbiology and antimicrobial data to identify impactful antimicrobial stewardship interventions
Plan and implement antimicrobial stewardship initiatives based on local microbiology and antimicrobial data
Apply behavioral psychology and business principles to increase resources for antimicrobial stewardship programs
Influence culture change by creating effective programmatic antimicrobial stewardship communication approaches
Tailor diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship interventions for unique populations or settings (specifically the emergency department, immunocompromised populations, long-term care facilities, and outpatient sites)
Identify resources for professional development in antimicrobial stewardship
Approach the job search for antimicrobial stewardship positions
Develop a plan to expand the reach of a stewardship program into the outpatient setting
Collaborate with OPAT programs to optimize stewardship efforts