Section 1: Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship (Global)

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
  • Infectious Disease professionals who desire to learn more about antimicrobial stewardship but are not in a participating fellowship program, no longer in fellowship, or generally would like to gain more knowledge on the subject.

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
Course summary
Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
07/01/2025
This version of the curriculum is not accredited for CME or MOC.
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