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FutureLearn OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    Effort:
    6 hours/week
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Discover the function, role and limitations of an OPAT service
    OPAT is a clinical service which enables patients with serious infection to be managed in an outpatient setting. The service aims to facilitate admission avoidance or early hospital discharge.

    On this course, you will be introduced to the concept of OPAT. You’ll start by looking at the roles and responsibilities within the multi-disciplinary OPAT team.

    Next, you’ll examine the importance of patient selection and antimicrobial choice, followed by device selection and monitoring.

    By the end of the course, you’ll know how to develop an OPAT service in your own setting.

    The course is aimed at healthcare professionals who are interested in developing an OPAT service.

    What topics will you cover?
    The course will cover:
    • The function, role and limitations of OPAT in modern health care
    • The roles and responsibilities within the multi-disciplinary OPAT team
    • The importance of patient selection, antimicrobial choice and device selection and monitoring in achieving optimal outcome
    • How OPAT relates to the wider antimicrobial stewardship agenda and health care governance
    Taught by
    Andrew Seaton
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