- 10:00 - 07/07/2023 to 15:00 - 07/07/2023
- Crowne Plaza, 117 Milltown Road, Belfast , BT8 7XP, United Kingdom
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) allows for medically stable patients to be discharged (or avoid admission completely) who require a course of intravenous antimicrobial agents. OPAT is a vital scheme that can prevent hospital admissions, reduce a patient’s length of stay in hospital through early discharge, plus reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.
TOPICS COVERED TO INCLUDE
- BSAC OPAT Initiative – where are we now?
- Outcomes from OPAT referrals
- Experience of Elastomeric Devices and a Patient Perspective of Self-OPAT
- OPAT and the DAU (Direct Assessment Unit)
- Expansion to OPAT – Self-OPAT and complex orals
- The Role of the Podiatrist in OPAT: Experience Across Two Sites
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
- Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Peter Nelson, Consultant Microbiologist South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
- Sara Hedderwick, Infection Doctor Southern Health and Social Care Trust
- Julie Hale, Lead OPAT Nurse and Leeanne Stewart OPAT Pharmacist Belfast HSCT
- Damian Duffy, Specialty Doctor Acute Medicine Northern Trust
- Louise McCorry ID Consultant Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
- Jane McCoy and Jane Beggs, Podiatrists Northern Health and Social Care Trust
- Aimee McGreal Bellone, Infection Doctor, Beaumont Hospital
- Peter McKee, Lead OPAT Pharmacist Southern Health and Social Care Trust
For more information, please contact: [email protected]