Stewardship Training Basic Program Content / Curriculum

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program curriculum consists of three core components that include a didactic internet online component (total of 9 hours/0.9 CEU), a live component (online lessons with associated teleconferences) for a total of 7 hours/0.7 CEU of credit, and a skills assessment segment for of 3 hours/0.3 CEU).

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Basic Program Curriculum Outline:

Online (9 hours):

  1. Background Readings in Antimicrobial Stewardship (3.0hours)
  2. Basics of Microbiology and Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics (1.5hours)
  3. Basics of Antimicrobial Resistance (1.5hours)
  4. Antibiograms (1.5hours)
  5. Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship (1.5hours)

Live Online / Teleconference Programming (7 hours):

  1. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Beyond the Basics (1hour)
  2. Advanced Stewardship Interventions (1.5 hours)
  3. Epidemiology and Health Outcomes – Part 1 (1 hour)
  4. Epidemiology and Health Outcomes – Part 2 (1 hour)
  5. Infection Control (1 hour)
  6. Antimicrobial Stewardship “theBigPicture” (1.5 hours)

Skills Assessment (3 hours):

Program participants will apply knowledge and skills acquired through the first two components to design and document a new antimicrobial stewardship initiative. Initiatives are recommended in (but not limited to) areas such as those listed below:

  1. Resistance surveillance
  2. PK/PD optimization
    1. Dose optimization
    2. IV-to PO conversion/streamlining
    3. De-escalation
  3. Epidemiology/HealthOutcomes
    1. Evaluation of patient out come

Stewardship Training Advanced Program Content / Curriculum

The Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program curriculum consists of three core components that include a live component (classroom and plenary sessions) at the MAD-ID annual meeting for a total of 9 hours/0.9 CEU of credit, a didactic internet online component (total of 3 hours/0.3 CEU), and a skills assessment segment for 3 hours/0.3 CEU.

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Advanced Program Curriculum Outline:

Live Classroom/Plenary Presentation Programming:
(held at MAD-ID Annual Meeting in May of each year).

The topics addressed in the live component vary from year to year in order to deliver state-of-the-art and cutting age content. The following topics were addressed at the 2011 Annual Meeting:

  1. Advanced PK/PD Classroom
  2. Epidemiology for the Stewardship Practitioner Classroom
  3. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring the Impact
  4. Cost Justification of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  5. Benchmarking Antimicrobial Stewardship
  6. Electronic Data Capture Systems

Online:

  1. Beyond the Antibiogram
  2. From Restriction to Facilitation

Skills Assessment (3 hours):

Program participants will apply knowledge and skills acquired through the first two components to design and document a new antimicrobial stewardship initiative. Initiatives are recommended in (but not limited to) areas such as those listed below:

  1. Resistance surveillance
  2. PK/PD optimization
    1. Dose optimization
    2. IV-to PO conversion/streamlining
    3. De-escalation
  3. Epidemiology/HealthOutcomes
    1. Evaluation of patient out come