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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
C. difficile

C. difficile

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a bacterium that causes severe diarrhea and can result in serious injury and even death. Most cases occur while taking antibiotics or soon after finishing antibiotic treatment.