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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop defenses against the antibiotics designed to kill them. Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients.

NFID is committed to raising awareness and educating healthcare professionals 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.


Antibiotic Stewardship Pledge

Antibiotic Stewardship Pledge

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

Clostridioides difficile Infographic

Infographic highlighting the burden of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) and the important role all healthcare professionals play in the prevention of CDI across practice settings

Antibiotic Resistance Resources

Resources compiled by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to help healthcare professionals, patients, and others address the problem of antibiotic resistance