Procalcitonin Guided Antibiotic Stewardship in the Hospital: How to Use PCT Effectively

Sea Chase

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

All Attendees

Sponsor: BioMerieux

Details:

This program is an overview of the increasing need for antibiotic stewardship. A comprehensive instruction on the pathophysiology and kinetics of procalcitonin is provided. It will be compared and contrasted to the current biomarkers WBC, CRP, and lactate. Case studies will clearly demonstrate how to apply and use PCT in all patient populations. Lastly, the clinical and economic benefit of correctly applying and the use of PCT will be demonstrated.