Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics (Faculty)

Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics 

Content in this section is available through one interactive activity and one module.

As the faculty or stewardship champion leading this effort, you can decide how the content is distributed and presented to your stewards- in- training.

Activity One
“Shortage Mitigation of Antibiotics in Real Time (SMART)” Exercise

The first activity is an antibiotic shortage simulation exercise entitled “Shortage Mitigation of Antibiotics in Real Time (SMART)”.

For Stewards:

Stewards- in- training should prepare for the shortage exercise by researching the SMART preparation questions. Faculty can distribute the questions and provide a brief primer on the activity if necessary.

For Faculty:

Ideally, several hours to a week after the preparation exercise is complete, faculty will lead a small group exercise while working through one of the two eLearning modules as a group. Alternatively, faculty can lead the small group exercise without the eLearning module(s) and instead use the provided documents to guide discussion. 

If faculty resources are not available or the stewards- in- training want to learn more, they are welcome to view/listen to the pre-recorded "SMARTcast Exercise", recorded at IDWeek 2018.

Module Two
Regulatory and Reporting Aspects of ASPs

For this module of Section 4, stewards in training will gather relevant history behind ASPs, become familiar with how medications move through formulary and interact with different committees. They will also be introduced to some quality improvement concepts, that can be further developed in the Advanced AS Curriculum.


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:

• Identify multidisciplinary collaborations necessary for the success of an ASP
• Describe the importance of core elements of ASP in practice
• Recognize regulatory and reporting aspects of ASPs
• Describe AS quality improvement and patient safety activities
• Recommend strategies for responding to antimicrobial shortages

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