SHEA and its collaborating partners are undertaking this project to increase the competencies across professional teams in healthcare settings who have the charge of (or desire to take on responsibility for) improving appropriate antimicrobial use in their institutions. We intend to create a benchmark for knowledge and skill in this area and to provide resources that will improve the capacity and effectiveness of both emerging and well-established antimicrobial stewardship programs. Meeting this goal requires that we more clearly define the practice and scope of stewardship, assist individuals in assessing their learning needs and finding ready resources for education, and clarify unmet learning needs that need to be addressed in order to increase the breadth of healthcare practitioners with ability to improve appropriate use of antimicrobials in healthcare.
SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Program: Transforming Practice, Improving Care
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Sara Cosgrove/Eve Humphreys