JUN 26, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

The Importance of Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the Emergency Department

SPONSORED BY: bioMérieux Inc
Speakers
  • Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and a Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacist at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina
    Biography
      Dr. John Boreyko is the Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and a Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacist at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Boreyko received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist. Dr. Boreyko has been utilizing biomarkers and diagnostics for almost ten years and spearheaded the implantation and education at his hospital.

    Abstract:

    DATE: June 26, 2019

    TIME: 11:00am EDT

    This webinar will explore how using  a procalcitonin (PCT) driven protocol in the Emergency Room can aid clinicians in deciding about hospital admission versus treatment in the home setting.  We will look at the existing data using procalcitonin in patients with presumed Lower Respiratory Tract Infections(LRTI) and how antibiotic stewardship teams could use this biomarker in shaping their clinical decisions. Lastly, we will examine what stewardship metrics may be impacted by using a procalcitonin guided protocol.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the role of procalcitonin (PCT) for acute presentation in the emergency department of lower respiratory tract infection and sepsis.
    • Understand appropriate use of procalcitonin (PCT) and how to interpret pct levels in the emergency department

     

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