The Basic Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program - 2019 consists of 4 parts. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are required on-line knowledge-based programs designed for practitioners initially getting involved in antimicrobial stewardship. Part 1 consists of 7 required lessons (8 CE hours), Part 2 consists of 6 required lessons (5 CE hours) and Part 3 consists of 7 elective lessons (range 2.5 to 3.5 CE hours for 3 lessons). The participant must complete at least 3 of these elective lessons. 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. Part 4 of the program is a practicum, in which the learner completes a steweardship project/initiative at their place of practice. A description of the project is then submitted to a member of the MAD-ID Scientific Committee for review, processing and feedback (if necessary). The learner will earn 6 CE hours for Part 4.You will find directions for completing part 4 and typical examples at https://mad-id.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Practicum_Instructions-8.30.19-1.pdf.  If all 4 parts are successfully completed, a certificate of completion is awarded.

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)     List opportunities and barriers to the engagement of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship.

3) Propose one or more strategies through which nurses can become 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 to 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.