Antimicrobial Resistance

NFID is committed to raising awareness and educating healthcare professionals (HCPs) about antibiotic resistant organisms and their impact on public health, as well as the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs including guidelines for prescribing antibiotics, systems to track the use of antibiotics, and protocols for proper hand hygiene, sanitation, and overall infection control.


Clostridium difficile
Resources to educate HCPs about the burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the important role all HCPs play in the prevention of CDI across practice settings, and best practices for the management of CDI, from diagnosis to treatment.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Professional education activity designed to build awareness of the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant and multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in US hospitals and the challenges associated with this pathogen. 

Recognizing the Significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Resistance: Where Do We Stand Today? (expires 10/24/17) [login required]


MAD-ID Annual Meeting 
May 10-13, 2017
Orlando, FL
NFID has partnered with Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for antimicrobial stewardship education.

     Get Smart - Test Your Knowledge About Antibiotics


Antimicrobial Resistance

World Health Organization (WHO)

Antibiotic Resistance: The Global Threat (Infographic)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

ABC’s of Antibiotics

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) handout to educate patients about the proper use of antibiotics and prevention of antibiotic resistance

Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance

NFID Conference Archives 2002-2010

Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (2013)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health

Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance (2014)

World Health Organization (WHO): This report provides, as accurate a picture as is presently possible of the magnitude of Antimicrobial Resistance (SMR) and the current state of surveillance globally. The report makes a clear case that resistance to common bacteria has reached alarming levels in many parts of the world and that in some settings, few, if any, of the available treatments options remain effective for common infections. Another important finding of the report is that surveillance of antibacterial resistance is neither coordinated nor harmonized and there are many gaps in information on bacteria of major public health importance.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Education and Training

Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID) offers two training programs designed to teach the skills and provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship practice needed to develop a stewardship program

CDDEP ResistanceMap

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP): ResistanceMap is an interactive collection of charts and maps that summarize national and subnational data on antimicrobial use and resistance worldwide

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Infographic

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (2014)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This document summarizes core elements of successful hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP). It complements existing guidelines on ASPs from organizations including the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in conjunction with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHSP), and The Joint Commission

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) annual campaign focused on reducing the rate of rise of antibiotic resistance by: promoting adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines among providers; decreasing demand for antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections among healthy adults and parents of young children; and increasing adherence to prescribed antibiotics for upper respiratory infections

Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID)

MAD-ID is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides education, in the form of traditional continuing education, skills training, and other pertinent learning methods, to pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in the areas of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship

Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR)

TATFAR was created in 2009 with the goal of improving cooperation between the US and EU in three key areas: appropriate therapeutic use of antimicrobial drugs in medical and veterinary communities, prevention of healthcare and community-associated drug-resistant infections, and strategies for improving the pipeline of new antimicrobial drugs

US Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR)

S-FAR is a new national partnership convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)