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

Content in this section is available through 3 communication skills eLearning 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

When you are ready to begin:

Ideally, you 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 modules as a group. If faculty resources are unavailable, you may complete the eLearning modules on their own. You should complete module, "Deference to Seniority" first.  

This section contains a NARROWS mnemonic and reference pocket card to help you structure and remember AS communication skills to positively influence the prescribing habits of others. 

Target Audience

Fellows/Trainees in Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you 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
Course summary
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This version of the curriculum is not accredited for CME or MOC.
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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