Sponsored Webinar: The Role of Procalcitonin in Antimicrobial Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Webinar Description: 

Sponsored by bioMérieux

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a vital biomarker that became an invaluable indicator of disease severity and bacterial co-infections during the COVID-19 outbreak. Because PCT can guide healthcare professionals to the most appropriate antimicrobial therapies, it is also closely connected to responsible stewardship. In this sponsored webinar, participants will have the opportunity to review some of the most critical lessons learned over the last few years relating to PCT and infection diagnosis, as well as how the use of procalcitonin can help healthcare professionals become better antibiotic stewards while providing the best care for patients.

This webinar was originally recorded on 12/6/22.

Target Audience

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more. 

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by bioMérieux.

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George Sakoulas, MD

Infectious Diseases Clinician, Sharp Memorial Hospital

George Sakoulas, MD, is an active infectious diseases clinician at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego and holds a research nonclinical appointment as Associate Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 1998. From 1998 to 1999 he served as chief medical resident in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From 1999 to 2002, he was a fellow in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he developed interests in gram-positive infections. His current interests are developing novel strategies for the treatment of difficult bacterial infections in healthcare and community settings.

No continuing education credits are offered for the Sponsor Innovation Webinar.

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