Section 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship Operations

Section 2: Antimicrobial Stewardship Operations

The content within Section 2 is directed at providing you with the knowledge, skills, and resources to assess the current and ever-changing state of one’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program(ASP). The mini-lectures within the first eLearning will introduce the concept of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolbelt. The application activities and workbooks are focused on having you apply the toolbelt to their local institution. It will also help you to learn about the importance of prioritization of initiatives and daily tasks.

This section contains 2 eLearnings, 5 application activities and 2 workbooks.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe systematic approaches to improving antimicrobial use in the major “infection syndromes” where antimicrobials are over- and misused
  • Create and update local treatment guidelines using local antibiogram data
  • Analyze local institutional data (e.g. antimicrobial use and resistance patterns) to identify impactful local stewardship initiatives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of where to focus on changing practice and how to identify “low hanging fruit”
  • Prioritize antimicrobial stewardship initiatives (e.g. electronic alerts, restricted antimicrobial approval) into a productive, feasible daily workflow designed to meet local institutional needs
  • Identify methods to use EHS to support AS activities
  • Manage non-formulary drug requests (P & T considerations)
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