Use of Procalcitonin (PCT) in Patients Presenting with Overlapping Symptom

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT is an invaluable marker to help assess presence or absence of a bacterial infection and can be used as an aid in antibiotic therapy for patients with suspected or confirmed LRTI. This webinar reviews the utility of PCT in the emergency department or inpatient hospital settings, and describes perspectives of three different clinicians and their approach to implementing this biomarker in clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

• Use PCT to distinguish CHF from pneumonia in patients with dyspnea• Apply PCT to clinical decision making guiding antibiotic use for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD• Compare high yield applications of PCT in different hospital settings (ED and inpatient wards).

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