Procalcitonin Guidance for COVID-19 Patients with Bacterial Co-Infections

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Emergency Medicine Network Podcast
Expert: Robert Balk, MD, Professor, Rush Medical College
Summary

Join Dr. Robert Balk as he shares guidelines for navigating the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent bacterial infections for COVID-19 patients. Dr. Balk, a professor with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Rush Medical College, discusses when and how to use a community-acquired infection treatment model in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus. Checking the levels of PCT alongside other biomarkers is critical to maintaining antimicrobial stewardship goals and adjusting prescribing methods appropriately.

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