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Antimicrobial Stewardship and Hospital Epidemiology

The goals of the year 1 and year 2 rotations are to give the fellows practical and scholarly training in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Control.

  • Trainees will participate in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the VA Hospital, joining the physician-pharmacy teams in their patient reviews and communication with teams. Didactic instruction strengthens AMS expertise gained.

Fellows will participate in the IDSA basic and advanced AMS curricula.

  • During the Hospital Epidemiology rotation, fellows will participate in multiple activities of the Program of Infection Prevention at UIHC.  The goal is to understand the principles of surveillance and experience a programmatic approach to infection prevention, quality improvement and outbreak investigation. We anticipate this experience will ignite ideas for scholarly work/Quality Improvement.

Fellows complete one of the following: a) SHEA online infection control course (Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship); or b) SHEA spring or fall meeting in infection prevention