Section 4: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Logistics (Self Study for medical students)

Content in this section is available through 2 activities.

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)”.

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.

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.

Activity Two
"Reflective Observation, Brief Interview, and Notation (ROBIN)" Exercise

The second activity in this section is the "Reflective Observation, Brief Interview, and Notation (ROBIN) exercise".

For this component of the curriculum, you will prepare for the exercise with a brief primer on medical staff governance using the eLearning module. You should then plan to either attend 2 leadership activities (such as AS or Infection Prevention meetings) or interview 2 medical staff leaders at your home or a neighboring institution.

Next, you should complete the exercise by preparing a one-page write up of your impressions.

If you have trouble finding resources to help complete this activity, please e-mail for further assistance.



Target Audience

Infectious Diseases professionals and others who desire to learn more about antimicrobial stewardship but are not in a participating fellowship program, no longer in fellowship, or would like to gain more knowledge on the subject.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe key steps in establishing an ASP
  • Identify multidisciplinary collaborations necessary for the success of an ASP
  • Describe how to implement the core elements of ASPs into 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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AS Curriculum Workgroup COI Summary Reviewed April 2017 by Rachel Simmons, MD No conflicts found

NameIndividual's Role in ActivityName of Commercial InterestNature of Relationship
Abbo, LillianWorkgroup memberPfizer BrazilHonoraria
Advani, SonaliWorkgroup memberNabriva TherapeuticsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Amstrong, WendyWorkgroup memberNone 
Barsoumian, AliceWorkgroup memberNone 
Beeler, ColeWorkgroup memberNone 
Bystritsky, RachelWorkgroup memberNone 
Cherabuddi, KartikWorkgroup memberGatoradeStart - up Research Fund
  NIH (Medimmune)Research Grant
Cohen, SethWorkgroup memberNone 
Hamilton, KeithWorkgroup memberNone 
Ince, DilekWorkgroup memberAnsun PharmaResearch Grant
Justo, Julie AnnWorkgroup memberNone 
Logan, AshleighStaffNone 
Luther, VeraWorkgroup memberNone 
Lynch, JohnWorkgroup memberAstellas Pharmaceuticals, Juno TherapeuticsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Nori, PriyaWorkgroup memberNone 
Ohl, ChristopherWorkgroup memberParatek, Bayer, Cempra PharmaceuticalsAdvisory/Consultant Role
Patel, PayalWorkgroup memberNone 
Pottinger, PaulWorkgroup memberMcGraw Hill, ElsevierHonoraria
Schwartz, BrianWorkgroup memberNone 
Spicer, JenniferWorkgroup memberNone 
Stack, ConorWorkgroup memberNone 
Zhou, YuanWorkgroup memberNone 
Shnekendorf, RachelStaffNone 
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