Educational Multimedia

Citizen science and online games
Digital video
External podcasts and webinars
Online courses
Presentations and slide sets
Twitter chats

Citizen science and online games

Bash the Bug (John Radcliffe Hospital) - “Bash the Bug,” an online project led by the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Newton Fund, invites volunteers to aid in determining the effectiveness of antibiotics against more than 100,000 tuberculosis samples collected over 5 years.

e-Bug (Public Health England) - e-Bug’s aim is to educate children and young people across the globe, at junior and senior school level, about microbiology, hygiene and the spread, treatment and prevention of disease. e-Bug also aims to reinforce an awareness of the benefits of prudent antibiotic use and how inappropriate use can have an adverse effect on antibiotic resistance in the community. (Twitter: @eBug_UK)

“On Call: Antibiotics” (Imperial College London) - “On Call: Antibiotics” is an electronic prescribing game designed to support appropriate antibiotic use in acute care settings.


Digital video

Antibiotic Resistance (The Ohio State University) - In collaboration with The Ohio State University, Debra Goff, PharmD, made a short animated video demonstrating the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and its relationship to inappropriate and excessive antibiotic use. The video offers viewers an array of activities people can do to become “antibiotic protectors.”

Five-Part Series on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities (Nebraska Medicine) - Brief educational videos introduce concepts related to stewardship, interventions appropriate for the long-term care setting, and microbiology considerations.

External podcasts and webinars

Antimicrobial Stewardship Podcast Series (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America)  

Antibiotics “Just-in-Case” (Debra Goff, PharmD, for TEDx Columbus 2016) - In a recorded presentation from TEDx Columbus 2016, Dr. Goff describes the risk of prescribing or obtaining antibiotics for unconfirmed infections or unnecessary prophylaxis.

Collaborating with MDs (Presentation Featuring Christian Jones, MD) (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Policy Recommendations to Save Lives (Presentation Featuring Brad Spellberg, MD) (University of California Los Angeles Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Getting Smart About Skin Infections and MRSA (Presentation Featuring Loren G. Miller, MD, MPH) (University of California Los Angeles Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Getting Smart About Upper Respiratory Infections (Presentation Featuring Daniel Z. Uslan, MD) (University of California Los Angeles Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Getting Smart About Urinary Tract Infections (Presentation Featuring Christopher J. Graber, MD, MPH) (University of California Los Angeles Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Podcast 13: An Interview with Dr. Brad Spellberg (Open Forum Infectious Diseases) - OFID editor Paul Sax, MD, and Brad Spellberg, MD, discuss messaging and managing antibiotic stewardship. They delve into why it continues to be such a hot topic and how to convince hospital executives that the work is worthwhile.

Podcast: UTI Myths and Misconceptions (Emergency Medicine Cases) - Justin Morgenstern, MD, and Andrew Morris, MD, discuss antimicrobial stewardship interventions for the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections.

Staphylococcus Bacteremia: When Is It Real? (Presentation Featuring Jordan Wong, PharmD) (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program)

Successful ASP Actions: Managing Patient Expectations (Partnership for Quality Care) - A PQC webinar discusses strategies for addressing patient expectations for antimicrobial treatment in the course of a stewardship program.

Online courses

Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site for Veterinarians (Michigan State University) - Free and open-source teaching modules are designed for integration into existing veterinary school courses on pharmacology, microbiology, public health, and species-specific medicine.

Antimicrobial Stewardship—A Certificate Program for Pharmacists (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists) - The Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program (ASP) is an innovative and intensive practice-based activity for pharmacists focusing on the pharmacist’s role in the area of appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. The certificate program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the development of a strong knowledge base in microbiology, pharmacology, and disease state management in order to successfully implement an antibiotic stewardship program that will improve patient care, reduce healthcare expenditures, and potentially reduce rates of resistance and prolong the longevity of the limited number of antimicrobial agents available to treat infections.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance (University of Dundee and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) - Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform skills and interventions that underpin antimicrobial stewardship, learning to promote responsible prescribing, to reduce variation in practice, and waste and harm from antibiotic overuse and misuse, thereby enhancing patient safety and outcomes. (Twitter: @ASMOOC)

BSAC Virtual Learning Environment (British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) - The VLS provides free, online courses on antimicrobial stewardship, management of gram-negative bacterial infections, and measuring antimicrobial consumption via point prevalence surveys.

Current Regulatory Landscape in Antibiotic Stewardship (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists) - The course provides an update on current regulatory requirements regarding stewardship; describes initiatives and proposed rules on the horizon from government agencies and other organizations; discusses stewardship in the acute care, ambulatory, and long-term care settings, and formats for benchmarking antibiotic use through the National Healthcare Safety Network.

How to Improve Antibiotic Use in My Hospital: A Practical Introduction to Antibiotic Stewardship (World Health Organization and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) - ESCMID has provided course materials and presentations from its collaborative course on antibiotic stewardship and improving antibiotic use in hospitals. The course was initially held in Skopje, Macedonia, in January 2017 as part of a collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Implementing Change for Best Practices in Antimicrobial Stewardship (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists) - The course provides an overview of tools for planning and implementing new and existing antimicrobial stewardship programs, including elements of strategic planning, self-assessment, and determining long-term and daily priorities.

The Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) eLearning Curriculum (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - The three, hour-long courses provide online training in the area of antimicrobial susceptibility testing for bacteria isolated from clinical specimens.

Module 29: Veterinary Feed Directive (US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University Center for Food Protection and Public Health) - Module 29 is a free online training on veterinary oversight of medically important antimicrobials administered to food-producing animals. The course reflects changes in veterinary oversight of agricultural antimicrobials that went into effect on Jan 1, 2017, per the US Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance for Industry #213.

Seeing through the Cloudiness: Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiatives for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists) - The online course is designed to help participants discuss antimicrobial misuse and associated unintended consequences in the acute care setting, differentiate between asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infection, and describe antimicrobial stewardship interventions to minimize inappropriate antimicrobial use for asymptomatic bacteriuria.

The Short and Long of Measurement in Antibiotic Stewardship (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists) - The course provides an overview of stewardship metrics; a step-by-step guide to collecting, analyzing, and using data; and different approaches to displaying antibiotic data with an example of how data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network Antibiotic Use and Resistance Option has been used in dashboard form within an integrated health network.

SIDP/ASCP Long-Term Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists) - In this practice-based certificate program focused on the role pharmacists play in the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, participants begin by developing a strong knowledge base in microbiology, pharmacology, and disease state management through online programming and live webinars. Then participants practice developing interventions at their practice site that aim to improve patient/resident care and clinical outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and prolong the longevity of antimicrobials.

Stanford Antimicrobial Stewardship Online CME Courses (Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education)

  • To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections - This CME activity provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections by the primary care provider through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays and interactive case based video. National guidelines will be reviewed with emphasis on the most appropriate empiric antibiotic choice and duration of therapy. Video role plays will demonstrate communication skills that can be used with patients regarding appropriate antibiotic usage.
  • Optimizing Antimicrobial Therapy with Timeouts - This CME/CPE activity provides a practical approach to performing “Antibiotic Timeouts” in the inpatient setting. Using short, didactic sessions, we will provide examples on how to reassess antibiotic therapy started empirically using clinical, laboratory, and microbiological data. The majority of this CME/CPE will be high-yield, interactive inpatient cases covering skin and soft tissue infections, pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and neutropenic fever, that illustrate the timeout process and the principles of appropriate use of antimicrobials.

Presentations and slide sets

Antibiotic Dosing in the Elderly: Presentation by Philip Chung, PharmD, MS, BCPS (Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment & Promotion Program)

C. difficile and ASP Guidelines and Best Practices: Presentation by Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA (Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University)

Clinical Microbiology Case Studies (American Society for Microbiology) - Case study presentations explore the microbiology lab’s role in susceptibility testing, prescribing decisions, and diagnosis of antibiotic-related enteric infections.

Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes: Presentation by Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Measuring Antibiotic Use in LTCFS: Presentation by Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS (Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network)

Stewardship in Targeted Populations—Potential Partners for LTCF: Presentation by Libby Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS (Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network)

UTI: An Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship: Presentation by Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, and Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS (Rochester Nursing Home Collaborative)


Twitter chats

ASPchat (IDStewardship) - #ASPChat is a monthly Twitter chat meant to stimulate conversation on all things related to antimicrobial stewardship. #ASPChat occurs on the third Thursday of each month, and chats follow a common theme.



Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook (Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and NHS Education for Scotland) - The purpose of this workbook is to support registered nurses and midwives learning around antimicrobial stewardship and support the care of patients with infections.


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