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.
Information about antibiotic resistance, its causes, and prevention
There are many steps that patients and healthcare professionals can take to help prevent antibiotic resistance
Resources compiled by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to help healthcare professionals, patients, and others address the problem of antibiotic resistance