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Antimicrobial Stewardship-Level 3


This course builds on the advanced course of antimicrobial stewardship. It addresses similar topics, but in-depth with more elaboration on application of advances in modern practices and methods to diagnose, analyze and conduct quality assurance techniques. The goal of this course is to provide candidates with advanced knowledge and skills to implement and promote antimicrobial stewardship.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply advances in antimicrobial stewardship
  2. Apply advances in antimicrobial therapeutics, including new agents, new vaccines and pharmacodynamics principles to patient care at the patient and system levels
  3. Apply epidemiologic and infection control and susceptibility surveillance methods, including the use of electronic data capture software
  4. Propose methods for assessing quality improvement through local, national, and international benchmarking techniques

Course Outline

  1. Advanced pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD)
  2. Local/National monitoring of antimicrobial prescribing and the rationale for surveillance of antimicrobial use and resistance as an element of antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)
  3. Perform in clinical laboratories susceptibility testing using automated antimicrobial susceptibility test methods (reader devices for broth microdilution susceptibility tests and VITEK 2 compact)
  4. Molecular probes to detect resistant gene
  5. Antimicrobial level test
  6. Electronic Data Capture Systems
  7. Local/National initiatives to monitor antimicrobial prescribing and consumption
  8. Sources of data, measuring and monitoring of antimicrobial use in communities and hospitals
  9. Audit methodology for monitoring the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions
  10. Monitoring and reporting on antimicrobial consumption in human and animal health and agriculture, including standards for collection and reporting of data on use in different settings so that trends can be monitored, and the impact of action plans assessed (Framework and tools)
  11. Epidemiology for the Stewardship Practitioner/Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring the Impact
  12. Cost Justification of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  13. Benchmarking Antimicrobial Stewardship

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.