Section 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Everyday Practice (Faculty)

Section 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Everyday Practice

Content in this section is available through 5 case-based scenarios. These include:

  • AS in Everyday Practice: A Clinic Visit Case
  • AS in Everyday Practice: The Antibiotic Approval Request Case
  • AS in Everyday Practice: The Curbside Call Case
  • AS in Everyday Practice: The Prospective Audit and Feedback Cas
  • AS in Everyday Practice: The Rapid Diagnostic Dilemma Case

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 three 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 eLearning slides yourself
  • The cases are based on common ID clinical scenarios and highlight specific AS practices in routine clinical care.
  • Each of the 5 cases has formative questions embedded in the case, suggestions for applying concepts to the steward-in-training’s institution, and a “clinical pearls” pocket card for reference.
  • Stewards- in- training are encouraged to complete at least 3 AS debriefing activities with their supervising faculty during routine patient care using the AS Clinical Teaching Tool.

The AS Clinical Teaching Tool reinforces principles of AS in everyday practice and can be used to provide formative feedback to stewards in training any time after an “Introduction to AS” is completed.

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:

  • Judge when to recommend formal ID consultation or AS intervention
  • Recognize the major “infectious diseases syndromes” where antimicrobials are over- and misused in acute care inpatient and outpatient settings, and thestewardship techniques to improve prescribing for these infections
  • Identify common process and outcome measures/metrics
  • Compare and contrast effective AS techniques in the inpatient vs. outpatient settings
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