Section 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Everyday Practice (Self Study)

Content in this section is available through 5 case-based eLearning 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

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 in practice, and a “clinical pearls” pocket card for reference. If the resources available, you are encouraged to complete at least 3 AS debriefing activities with faculty at your home or neighboring institution during routine patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you 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 the stewardship 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

NOTE: Because this curriculum was initially designed specifically for fellows, you may hear repeated reference to "fellows" , "stewards in training", or "fellows/trainees".

Course summary
Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
07/01/2023
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Required Hardware/software

PCs Running Window

  • Windows 10  
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Apple Computers Running OSX

  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome