Section 1: Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship (Fellows)

Content in this section is available through 3 eLearning modules with additional supporting documentation.

 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

There is a handout highlighting Core AS Concepts that are introduced in this section. Knowledge check questions embedded in the eLearning also provide a mechanism to assess understanding of concepts.

Target Audience

Fellows/Trainees in Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you 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

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Course summary
Course opens: 
07/10/2019
Course expires: 
07/15/2021
Cost:
$0.00

AS Curriculum Workgroup COI Summary Reviewed April 2017 by Rachel Simmons, MD No conflicts found

NameIndividual's Role in ActivityName of Commercial InterestNature of Relationship
Abbo, LillianWorkgroup memberPfizer BrazilHonoraria
Advani, SonaliWorkgroup memberNabriva TherapeuticsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Amstrong, WendyWorkgroup memberNone 
Barsoumian, AliceWorkgroup memberNone 
Beeler, ColeWorkgroup memberNone 
Bystritsky, RachelWorkgroup memberNone 
Cherabuddi, KartikWorkgroup memberGatoradeStart - up Research Fund
  NIH (Medimmune)Research Grant
Cohen, SethWorkgroup memberNone 
Hamilton, KeithWorkgroup memberNone 
Ince, DilekWorkgroup memberAnsun PharmaResearch Grant
Justo, Julie AnnWorkgroup memberNone 
Logan, AshleighStaffNone 
Luther, VeraWorkgroup memberNone 
Lynch, JohnWorkgroup memberAstellas Pharmaceuticals, Juno TherapeuticsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Nori, PriyaWorkgroup memberNone 
Ohl, ChristopherWorkgroup memberParatek, Bayer, Cempra PharmaceuticalsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Patel, PayalWorkgroup memberNone 
Pottinger, PaulWorkgroup memberMcGraw Hill, ElsevierHonoraria
Schwartz, BrianWorkgroup memberNone 
Spicer, JenniferWorkgroup memberNone 
Stack, ConorWorkgroup memberNone 
Zhou, YuanWorkgroup memberNone 
Shnekendorf, RachelStaffNone 
This version of the curriculum is not accredited for CME or MOC.

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/10/2019
Course expires: 
07/15/2021

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

PCs Running Window

  • Windows 10  
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Apple Computers Running OSX

  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome