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End of course summary

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Thanks for taking part in Procalcitonin: a biomarker for antimicrobial stewardship course. We have covered a range of topics throughout the course, including benefits of Procalcitonin, and how it can be linked to an antimicrobial stewardship programme using previously published guidance for various clinical settings, including in intensive care. We also have highlighted barriers in using Procalcitonin and Procalcitonin’s limitations, and how it should always be used within a clinical context, and never in isolation. We hope that the course has been valuable to you in your clinical practise, and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. In the comments, please let us know your main take-away message from the course. Thanks again, and it has been a pleasure.

Congratulations on completing this course on procalcitonin as a biomarker for antimicrobial stewardship!

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how PCT use can benefit antimicrobial stewardship
  • Summarise the use of PCT in sepsis, in ICU and outside of ICU
  • Describe the use of PCT in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss the benefits and controversies of PCT and assess how it should be used in your practice

We hope you enjoyed the course and found it useful for your practice.

In the comments please let us know what your main takeaway messages are and if you will be doing anything differently in your setting.

If you are interested in learning more, the BSAC FutureLearn page contains a full list of all available BSAC courses.

Membership to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is free and a great way to keep up-to-date with antimicrobial resistance and stewardship practices.

If you would like to be notified of news related to procalcitonin, you can sign up for the BRAHMS PCT newsletter. Thermofisher have provided an educational grant for this course.

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Procalcitonin: PCT as a Biomarker for Antimicrobial Stewardship

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