This fifth and final session in the ‘microbiology and infectious disease; an introduction to’ series takes place on 24 September 2020 at 15.30 for one hour.
This series has been developed for antimicrobial pharmacists starting out in this speciality and for non-specialists and new qualified pharmacists with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
This webinar will provide an overview on the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in the OPAT setting. This will include how we balance the convenience of once daily administered therapies with the core antimicrobial stewardship principles. Novel therapies and administration methods such as self-administration, elastomeric pumps and complex oral therapies will be reviewed.
Many of the concepts will focus on the management of infection in hospital setting but the principles and content are universal to all aspects of healthcare provision including community, clinic and non-acute settings.
The aim of this session is to introduce participants to the key strategies and quality improvement projects that have been successfully implemented in the OPAT setting to improve antimicrobial stewardship and patient outcomes.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Describe the key AMS interventions introduced to the OPAT setting to improve prescribing and reduce AMR selective pressures
Discuss the novel therapies and administration for increasing the scope of OPAT
Define the role of complex oral therapies in the out-patient setting following introduction of OVIVA and POET studies
Ting Yau, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, St George’s Hospital, London
Aneeka Chavda, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Imperial College London
Stephen Hughes, Consult Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
The UKCPA invited its corporate members to support this webinar. Sponsors have no input into the content of the meeting. Industry supporters of this webinar providing financial support are: Pfizer.