Section 1: Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship (Faculty)

Section 1: Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship

Content in this section covers 3 main topics. These include:

  • An Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • A Brief Overview of the Side Effects of Antibiotics, and
  • The Role of Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship

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 presentation, narrating the slides yourself. 

At the bottom of this course landing page, you will find a handout highlighting AS Core Concepts that are introduced in this section. Knowledge check questions embedded in the eLearnings and presentations provide a mechanism to assess understanding of concepts.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define antimicrobial stewardship, its programmatic goals, and key strategies to achieve the goals
  • Relate trends and patterns between antimicrobial use and resistance
  • Recognize adverse events associated with the use of specific antimicrobials, including the risk for development of C. difficile infections
  • Describe the role of clinical and laboratory diagnostic tools in improving antimicrobial use
  • Define expected outcomes of an ASP

Additional Information

PDF icon AS Core Concepts124.98 KB
PDF icon AS Clinical Teaching Tool136.07 KB
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