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

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.

Target Audience

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

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".

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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 

Accreditation Statement
IDSA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
IDSA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Physician participation information will be shared with ABIM through ACCME PARS.

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