Section 3: Educating and Coaching on Antimicrobial Stewardship (Faculty)

Section 3: Educating and Coaching on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Content in this section is available through 4 communication skills scenarios. These include:

  • Educating and Coaching on AS - Deference to Seniority
  • Educating and Coaching on AS - De-escalation and the Outlier Prescriber 
  • Educating and Coaching on AS - Overly Broad Empiricism
  • Educating and Coaching on AS - Pediatric Telehealth

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 steward- in- training can watch the eLearning on their own, followed by an in person debrief between fellow and faculty

For Faculty:

To present in a classroom or small group setting, there are two 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 presentation, narrating the slides yourself. There is a built in slide that prompts you to either watch the built in video or distribute the role play guides to perform. You can then continue to debrief. Pdf slide notes are also available. 

Note: Printable prompts for each scenario to distribute to stewards-in-training are included at the end of each role play facilitator guide.

When you are ready to begin:

Ideally, stewards- in- training will begin by reading a brief primer on AS-related communication skills and behavioral psychology.

Next, faculty should lead one or more small group discussions while working through the eLearning modules or video presentation as a group. Whether you choose to watch the eLearning/video scenarios or conduct role play scenarios, be sure to cover the concepts in the slides as well. You should complete module, "Deference to Seniority" first.  Finally, if faculty resources are unavailable, stewards- in- training may complete the eLearning modules on their own. 

This section contains a NARROWS mnemonic and reference pocket card to help stewards- in- training structure and remember AS communication skills to positively influence the prescribing habits of others. Assessments of stewards- in- training can be performed in the small group setting using the NARROWS scoring rubric. A NARROWS mini-CEX can also be used in the clinical setting both as a coaching tool and to assess AS communication skills after Section 3 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:

  • Explain key behavioral psychology concepts that influence antimicrobial prescribing
  • Propose effective techniques to change antimicrobial prescribing practices
  • Use provider education techniques to effect change in antimicrobial prescribing
  • Demonstrate communication skills to influence antimicrobial prescribing habits of
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