MIMS Education

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

A badge with ribbon in color black No CME/CPD credits | An analog clock in color black 30 Minutes | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 14 Jun 2025 

Overview

About this course

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients to ultimately prevent antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs implement evidence-based interventions to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials.

This e-learning module summarizes the process of setting up and improving an AMS Program, including the key individuals of an AMS Team and the core elements essential in its implementation for effective infection prevention and control.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is and its importance
  • Determine the key individuals of an AMS Team and their roles
  • Identify the core elements for a successful AMS Program

Topics covered

  • What is antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)?
  • How does it help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?
  • The core elements of an AMS program
  • Improving your AMS program

Keywords: antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control, infectious disease specialist, antimicrobial, antibiotic stewardship