- 10:00 - 09/06/2023 to 15:00 - 09/06/2023
- Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ, 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
- Progress with Adult OPAT in Scotland
- Perspective on Paediatric OPAT in Scotland
- Working in a Virtual OPAT ward: a national pilot
- NOPAT – the value of OPAT vetting
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All Healthcare Professionals
- Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Katherine Longbottom, Paediatric ID Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Liz Collison, Lead OPAT Specialist Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Simon Pybus, ID/Micro Specialist Trainee, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Siobhan Carty, Antimicrobial Pharmacist NHS GGC
- Katie McIntyre & Clare McTear, Specialist OPAT nurses NHS Lothian
- Hannah Soulsby, Infection consultant NHS Forth Valley
- Vhairi Bateman, Infection consultant NHS Grampian
If you are thinking about setting up, or currently run an OPAT service, BSAC is hosting several Regional Workshops across the UK: Glasgow (9 June), Birmingham (23 June), Belfast (7 July) and London (14 July), with an additional workshop in Bristol on 21 September.
For more information, please contact: [email protected]