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The IDSA Core Antimicrobial Stewardship (CAS) Curriculum was developed to provide infectious diseases (ID) providers with foundational education and training in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS), regardless of ultimate career plans.
Upon completion of this Curriculum, you should be able to:
1. Explain to patients and health care providers the importance of antibiotic stewardship in the care of individual patients and the community at large
2. Model antibiotic stewardship best practices during the clinical care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting
3. Structure a conversation to effect change in the antibiotic prescribing patterns of other providers using techniques based in behavioral psychology
4. Describe elements of an effective antibiotic stewardship program and explain the inter-professional collaborations and leadership support necessary for its success