Sponsored Webinar: Guiding Clinical Care Using Procalcitonin and Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring: Insights from Two Companies

November 4, 2020

Webinar Description: 

Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community Sponsor Innovation Webinar - Sponsored by Edwards and Roche

Edwards Session: Why Guess with Fluids? – How to use Technology to Drive Fluid and Perfusion Optimization 
When patients experience poor perfusion caused by bacterial sepsis, COVID-19, or other disease processes, utilizing continuous advanced hemodynamic parameters can provide clarity into the effectiveness of clinical interventions.  This webinar will review how advanced hemodynamic monitoring can easily integrate into clinical workflow to take the guesswork out of fluid administration.

Roche Session: Procalcitonin in Clinical Practice 
Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that can provide clarity when assessing patients diagnosed or at risk of sepsis as PCT values rise in relation to a patient’s response to a bacterial-induced systemic infection. Dr. Justin Choi will describe how PCT has been integrated into clinical practice at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hospital and the impact of its implementation on sepsis and antibiotic stewardship management.

Target Audience

All healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the attendee will be able to:

  • Examine evidence-based research to support volume optimization strategies;
  • Review case studies including the practical application of advanced parameters including stroke volume and cardiac output;
  • Evaluate how to incorporate stroke volume optimization as part of a nurse-driven protocol;
  • Articulate the value that PCT brings to clinical practice and understand various use cases for clinical application of the biomarker.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community and this webinar by Edwards and Roche.

Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
11/04/2020 - 11:00am PST
Event ends: 
11/04/2020 - 12:00pm PST

Angela Craig, APN, MS, CCNS

ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Angela has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist for 25 years. The last 13 years, she has been the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cookeville, TN.  Angela chairs her hospital’s Sepsis team and had the joy of leading the hospital to be the first in the state of TN to become Sepsis Disease Specific Certified through the Joint Commission. She has also implemented a nurse driven protocol for hemodynamic monitoring at CRMC. Angela has presented at multiple hospitals and conferences on Sepsis and/or Hemodynamics. 

Justin Choi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. His research focuses on diagnostic test evaluation, biomarkers, and medical decision making in the hospital setting. He is a co-investigator and executive committee member of the Cornell COVID-19 Registry and Fellow in Diagnostic Excellence with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. He was awarded a KL2 career development award from the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. His project focuses on the prospective development of a predictive model incorporating serum procalcitonin testing in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection among hospitalized older adults. 

No continuing education credits are offered for this sponsored webinar.

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