Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics (Self Study)

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

Activity One
“Shortage Mitigation of Antibiotics in Real Time (SMARTcast)” 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. You can access the questions and brief primer via the SMART Exercise Preparation eLearning module. or within this section of IDSA Academy.

You must complete the pre-recorded "SMARTcast Exercise", recorded at IDWeek 2018 to receive credit for this exercise. If faculty resources are available, it is optional to complete the second eLearning "Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics - SMART Exercise eLearning" as a team/group.

Module Two
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.

Learning Objectives

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

NOTE: Because this curriculum was initially designed specifically for fellows, you may hear/see repeated reference to "fellows" ,"stewards in training" or "fellow/trainees".

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