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.


MAD-ID Annual Meeting 
May 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

NFID has partnered with Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) to provide antimicrobial stewardship education offering continuing medical education (CME) credits



Download the NFID Antibiotic Stewardship Pledge for display in your office to show your commitment to reducing antibiotic resistance through appropriate antibiotic use


Infographic highlighting the burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and the important role all HCPs play in the prevention of CDI across practice settings.


Antimicrobial Resistance


Antimicrobial Resistance

World Health Organization (WHO)

Antibiotic Resistance: The Global Threat (Infographic)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Infographic

University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions

Antibiotic Stewardship Pledge

Download the pledge to display in your office to show your commitment to reducing antibiotic resistance

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): Report provides overview of the magnitude of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the current state of surveillance globally, making 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.

Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care (Webinar)

NFID Webinar (November 2017)

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) ResistanceMap

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)

501(c)3 non-profit organization providing 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

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)

Collaborative surveillance program of state and local public health departments and universities, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and US Department of Agriculture (USDA), established in 1996T

Recognizing the Significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosaResistance: Where Do We Stand Today?

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 [login required]

Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR)

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)

National partnership convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)