The Basic Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program - 2019 consists of four parts: the first three are required, online, knowledge-based programs designed for practitioners initially getting involved in antimicrobial stewardship:

  • Module 1 "Setting the Stage to be a Steward" consists of seven required lessons; 
  • Module 2 "The Stewardship Roadmap" consists of six required lessons; 
  • Module 3 consists of seven elective lessons. The participant must complete at least 3 electives; additional electives may be completed (and CE earned) if the participant pays an additional fee of $25 per lesson. 
There are quizzes for each of the lessons and the learner must take and pass each one with a grade of 80% or better to claim credit.

The final part of the program is a practical component or "Practicum," in which the learner completes a stewardship project/initiative at their place of practice. Guidelines for completing the practicum and typical examples here at https://mad-id.org/antimicrobial-stewardship-programs/practicum/

When all four parts have been successfully completed, a certificate of completion is awarded but continuing education credits can be claimed at any time.

Module 1 consists of 7 required lessons (8 CE hours). Learners must complete all lessons and associated quizzes (grade of 80% or more) to receive credit. The first topic "Overview" includes two required readings that are required. These are open access and can be downloaded at no cost from the websites listed. 

Module 2 consists of 6 required lessons (8 CE hours). Learners must complete all lessons and associated quizzes (grade of 80% or more) to receive credit. 

This lessons is specifically tailored to nurses and explains the various roles nurses can play on the Stewardship Team.

Learning objectives;

  1. Delineate the range of roles for nurses as set forth in the ANA/CDC joint statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship.
  2. Discuss opportunities and barriers to the engagement of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship.
  3. Propose strategies for nurses to become more active, critical members of the stewardship team.

This lesson was specifically developed for pediatric practitioners involved in or desiring to engage in AMS.

This lesson is designed for antimicrobial stewards practicing in long term care facilities.

The basic clinical pharmacology and appropriate uses of the beta-lactam group of antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems) are reviewed in this lesson.

The basic clinical pharmacology and appropriate uses of a variety of antibiotic classes (fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines and other classes of common use) are reviewed in the lesson.

The basic clinical pharmacology and appropriate uses of the various antiviral agents are reviewed in this lesson.

The basic clinical pharmacology and appropriate uses of the various antifungal agents in common use are reviewed in this lesson.