Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics (Global)
Content in this section is available through one interactive activity and one module.
|“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)”.
You 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, in advance, if necessary.
Ideally, several hours to a week later, faculty will lead a small group exercise while working through the eLearning module as a group.
If faculty resources are not available or just wanting to learn more, you are welcome to view/listen to the pre-recorded "SMARTcast Exercise", recorded at IDWeek 2018.
|Regulatory and Reporting Aspects of ASPs
For this component of Section 4, you will gather relevant history behind ASPs, become familiar with how medications move through formulary and interact with different committees. You will also be introduced to some quality improvement concepts, that can be further developed in the Advanced AS Curriculum.
- Fellows/Trainees in Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Programs
- Infectious Disease professionals who desire to learn more about antimicrobial stewardship but are not in a participating fellowship program, no longer in fellowship, or generally would like to gain more knowledge on the subject.
Upon completion of this section, you 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