Procalcitonin: PCT as a Biomarker for Antimicrobial Stewardship
BSAC
  • Start Date: 18 Jan, 2021
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn about the clinical properties of procalcitonin, and discover its benefits in diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore the various uses and benefits of PCT within the medical field


Procalcitonin (PCT) is a crucial biomarker in clinical diagnostics. Its wide usage in diagnosing infections and sepsis saves lives every day. Discover its various usage, benefits, and even its limitations on this course, that connects procalcitonin to antimicrobial stewardship.


Discover the benefits of procalcitonin in the ICU


Even in some of the most challenging areas of the medical field, PCT is used every day. Discover the benefits of procalcitonin in and out of ICU.


Learn about the connection between procalcitonin and COVID-19


COVID-19 has changed the world. This course will explore the benefits of using procalcitonin with COVID patients, to bring you a modern and up-to-date education.


What are the limitations and controversies of procalcitonin?


This course also addresses the controversies and limitations associated with procalcitonin. Discover the other side of this biomarker, not just its benefits. After this course, you’ll be familiar with how it should be used in your practice.


Learn why procalcitonin is crucial in antimicrobial stewardship


This course will let you learn about the connection between procalcitonin and antimicrobial stewardship. Find out how PCT can benefit AMS practices and ensure antimicrobials are used appropriately to avoid antimicrobial resistance.


The course is aimed at clinicians who want to know more about diagnostics and the uses of procalcitonin within the medical field.


Health care professionals, laboratory workers, and researchers will also find useful information here about PCT as a biomarker.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

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