Sepsis / Bloodstream Infections Educational Materials

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Procalcitonin: For diagnosis and guidance of antibiotic therapy

国产微拍福利This educational booklet provides clinicians with a practical guide to the use of procalcitonin (PCT) for diagnosing bacterial infections, differentiating bacterial from non-bacterial diseases, assessing disease severity and prognosis, and optimizing antibiotic therapy.

A properly collected blood culture sample, free of contaminants, can help ensure accurate results that will improve patient outcomes.

Blood culture preparation steps with a winged set and a needle and syringe

Blood culture collection with a winged set

Blood culture collection with a needle and syringe

Blood culture preparation and collection with indwelling devices

Podcast series on Current Procalcitonin Utilization and Publications


Procalcitonin Utilization for Optimizing Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit

  • Episode 1: Lessons learned from the ProACT, ProHOSP and ProREAL studies. The keys to making procalcitonin work in your antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Episode 2: PCT Guidance for COVID-19 Patients With Bacterial Co-Infections.
  • Episode 3: Interpreting Procalcitonin (PCT) in the New CAP Guidelines.
  • Episode 4: Diagnostic and Management Challenges of Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

These podcasts have been sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.

Sepsis explained in 3 minutes


Learn more on sepsis with the Global Sepsis Alliance' 3 minute video explaining this life-threatening condition. The video is available in 7 languages on the World Sepsis Day Youtube Channel.



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