Sepsis / Bloodstream Infections Educational Materials

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Procalcitonin: For diagnosis and guidance of antibiotic therapy

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.

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Blood Culture: A key investigation for diagnosis of bloodstream infections

This booklet provides clinicians and laboratory managers with concise information on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE), with special emphasis on the role of D-dimer, including criteria for its use as a valid exclusion test.


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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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