Interpreting Procalcitonin in the New CAP Guidelines

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Emergency Medicine News
Host: David Gaieski, MD and Daniel Feinstein, MD
Summary

In this 20-minute podcast from Emergency Medicine News, Dr. David Gaieski, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson University, calls attention to question number five of the new Community-acquired Guidelines (CAP). This question asks if serum procalcitonin (PCT) plus clinical judgment versus clinical judgment alone should be used to withhold initiation of antibiotic treatment. Gain valuable perspective from interviewee Dr. Daniel Feinstein, Adult Intensivist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of North Carolina, as he applies his expertise in antibiotic stewardship and sepsis care to an insightful conversation about interpreting PCT in the new CAP guidelines.

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