Section 4: Specialty Stewardship (Faculty)

The content within Section 4 is used to educate the steward - in - training on the ways that antimicrobial stewardship varies in special settings and populations, as well as describe systematic approaches to improving antimicrobial use in the major “infection syndromes” where antimicrobials are over-and misused. This additional information will help to broaden their perspective when evaluating and planning the most effective diagnostic and antibiotic stewardship interventions for unique populations and settings.

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

For Stewards - in - Training:

The fellow/trainee can watch the eLearning on their own, followed by a debrief between fellow and faculty.

For Faculty:

To present in a classroom or small group setting, you can open the eLearning and let it talk for you, controlling the slides and the pace. You can also disable the audio and narrate the eLearning yourself.

Target Audience

Program Directors, Antimicrobial Stewardship Faculty Champions, and additional Faculty responsible for leading and implementing the Curriculum.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this section, stewards- in- training will be able to:

  • Describe systematic approaches to improving antimicrobial use in the major “infection syndromes” where antimicrobials are over- and misused in both the inpatient and outpatient settings (i.e. URI, otitis media, SSTI, UTI)
  • Compare and contrast the practice of Antimicrobial Stewardship in special settings and populations: Emergency Department, Long Term Care Facilities, Outpatient, Pregnancy and Critical Care, along with Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Provide examples of diagnostic (laboratory) stewardship 
  • Compare and contrast effective antimicrobial stewardship techniques in the outpatient vs. inpatient settings
  • Describe how to implement the core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship
    • Understand successful ambulatory stewardship strategies (provider and patient- driven) such as commitment posters, delayed prescriptions, EMR best practice alerts and justification notes.
    • Be familiar with resources from CDC and other organizations to assist with ambulatory ASP efforts
    • Considering available resources, determine the most cost-effective and high impact interventions to implement
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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 
This version of the curriculum is not accredited for CME or MOC.


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