Section 1: ASP Development & Logistics (Faculty)

Section 1: ASP Development & Logistics

In this section, the steward - in - training has just started a new job as the director of a new Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). This case-based module will help them start planning the first year in this new leadership role (assembling your multidisciplinary team of experts, conducting a needs assessment of existing tools and resources, meeting regulatory requirements and benchmarks., etc). In the later part of the module; they will practice working with NHSN antibiotic use data (AU) to understand how to validate, interpret, analyze, and present this data to relevant stake holders. Either local data from your own institution provided by a local ASP mentor, or a sample data extract can be used for this purpose.

This section contains 1 eLearning and 2 Application Activities. 

As the faculty or stewardship champion leading this effort, you can decide how the content is distributed and presented to your stewards- in- training.

For Stewards:

The fellow/trainee can watch the eLearning on their own, followed by a debrief between fellow and faculty.

For Faculty:

To present in a classroom or small group setting, there are two methods of delivery:

Method 1:                

You can open the eLearning and let it talk for you, controlling the slides and the pace

Method 2:      
You can open the eLearning, disable the audio, and talk through the slides yourself
How to Prepare in Advance:
  • Review the eLearnings within Section 1
  • Make arrangements for your “steward-in-training” to meet with your ID Pharmacist to cover  the NHSN AU_AR Data application activity
  • Review the two application activities 
  • Draft timeline of when to complete each component of Section 1

Target Audience

Program Directors, Antimicrobial Stewardship Faculty Champions, and additional Faculty responsible for leading and implementing the Advanced AS Curriculum.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, stewards- in- training will be able to:

  • Define ASP programmatic goals and expected outcomes
  • Formulate a plan to measure and report the efficacy of an ASP
  • Identify common process and outcome measures/metrics
  • Describe the key steps in establishing an ASP and choosing AS team members
  • Demonstrate leadership skills as applicable to antimicrobial stewardship and leading an ASP
  • Consider principles of quality improvement and patient safety when performing antimicrobial stewardship
  • Describe how to implement the core elements of hospital ASPs into practice
  • Recognize and be able to perform regulatory and reporting aspects of ASPs (e.g. NHSN AU/AR Reporting)
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