Learning Collaborative 7: Keeping the Bad Bugs at Bay: Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices for MDRO Management 

February 28, 2024 – April 3, 2024


During these six weeks, participants will learn about the following:

  1. “Understanding MDROs: A Microbiology Primer for Infection Control Preventionists
    Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST 
    Topics: Develop an understanding of MDROs. 
    Learning Objectives: Describe what MDROs are and how they cause infection.
  1. “Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship on Clostridium difficile
    Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST    
    Topics: Describe the impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship on Clostridium difficile
    Learning Objectives: Describe how antimicrobial stewardship initiatives can curb Clostridium difficile infection. 
  1. “Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nursing Homes”
    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST 
    Topics: Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nursing Homes 
    Learning Objectives: Provide a stepwise approach to implementing, monitoring, and sustaining an antimicrobial stewardship program. 
  1. “Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs): Case Studies of Successful Interventions”
    Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST 
    Topics: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs): Case Studies of Successful Interventions 
    Learning Objectives: Evaluate published data on the impact of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives on minimizing MDROs.
  1. “Diagnostic Stewardship: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bronchitis”
    Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST   
    Topics: Diagnostic Stewardship 
    Learning Objectives: Describe the interplay between diagnostic stewardship and optimizing the management of SSTIs, UTIs, and bronchitis. 
  1. “How to Assess your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP): A discussion on stewardship outcomes and metrics”
    Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
    Time: 1:30 PM EST 
    Topics: Assess your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP).
    Learning Objectives: Discuss how to assess an antimicrobial stewardship program through outcome measures and metrics.