“We review the most common challenges to starting and managing an OPAT program and give practical advice on addressing these issues.” Halilovic et al (2014).
Halilovic, J., Christensen, C.L. and Nguyen, H.H. (2014) Managing an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy team: challenges and solutions. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 10, p.459-65. .
Managing an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy team http://ctt.ec/ZeRWK+ @ivteam #ivteam
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs should strive to deliver safe, cost effective, and high quality care. One of the keys to developing and sustaining a high quality OPAT program is to understand the common challenges or barriers to OPAT delivery. We review the most common challenges to starting and managing an OPAT program and give practical advice on addressing these issues.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.