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    IDSA Shares New Drug Shortages Survey Data on Anti-Infective Drugs with Congressional Leaders (PDF)

    IDSA shared new data from a 2016 Emerging Infections Network (EIN) survey on anti-infective drug shortages with leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee.

    IDSA Urges Congress to Approve Antibiotic and Workforce Provisions in Cures Act (PDF)

     As the House prepared to vote on a new version of the 21st Century Cures Act, IDSA wrote in support and highlighted the provisions addressing antibiotic R&D, the future research workforce, and the opioid epidemic as essential.


    Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices

    A free, online course that offers a practical approach to prescribing antibiotic therapy and development of antimicrobial stewardship taught by Dr. Stan Deresinski. Available through November 2015.

    Research Opportunities: AR Leadership Group

    Funded by NIAID, the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) is tasked with prioritizing, designing, implementing, and conducting clinical studies to address antibacterial resistance. This CID article outlines resources and opportunities for clinical research, and encourages submissions of proposals. (2014)

    Policy Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship

    In a new position paper, IDSA, SHEA, and PIDS urge health care systems and policymakers to step up efforts to protect patients by preserving the effectiveness of available antibiotics through antimicrobial stewardship. (2012)

    Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    In June 2010, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) published new MIC and disk diffusion interpretive criteria (i.e., breakpoints) for the Enterobacteriaceae for five cephalosporins.

    IDSA Practice Guidelines on MRSA

    These guidelines on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) discuss the management of a variety of clinical syndromes associated with MRSA disease, including skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremia and endocarditis, pneumonia, bone and joint infections, and central nervous system infections. (2011)

    IDSA/SHEA Practice Guidelines on Antimicrobial Stewardship

    This document presents guidelines for developing institutional programs to enhance antimicrobial stewardship, an activity that includes appropriate selection, dosing, route, and duration of antimicrobial therapy. (2007)

    IDSA/SHEA Practice Guidelines on Clostridium difficile

    This guideline from IDSA and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is designed to improve the diagnosis and management of Clostridium difficile infection in adult patients. (2010)

    Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

    This compendium of practice recommendations was sponsored and authored by IDSA and SHEA. Partners were the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Joint Commission, and the American Hospital Association. (2008)

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