Regional Workshop

Cardiff

Local Facilitator and Chair: Dr Owen Seddon, Dr Kailey-Sassi-Jones

0955
Welcome and introduction
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Dr Andrew Seaton
Local OPAT
Chair: kailey Sassi-Jones
1030
Patient perspective: Cardiff OPAT team
Owen Seddon
1045
Local OPAT - The deal of the ART
Owen Seddon / Paula Swain
1105
Local OPAT – discussion 2
Louise Thomas – Neath Port-Talbot Acute Clinical Team

1130
Coffee

Expert talks
1145
Medical devices
Claire Devine
1215
OVIVA – impact on OPAT and management of bone / joint infections
Harriet Hughes
1245
Panel Discussion

Lunch & Meet the Experts Sessions

Case presentations
1345
Hospital @ home
Keren Fitzpatrick - Aneurin Bevan Health Board
1405
Mission Impossible…? The Morriston Experience
Frankie Thompson, ABMU & Paul Temblett, Swansea Bay UHB
1425
Difficulties in setting up an OPAT service
Ceri Davies – Betsi Cadwaladr
1445
Research Presentation
Dr Jonathan Underwood
1510
Discussion

1530
Summary of day / Closing Remarks

Speakers

Ceri Davies, Antimicrobial pharmacist, BCUHB

Ceri is an antimicrobial pharmacist at BCUHB West in North Wales working closely with a medicines management nurse to develop an OPAT service. Ceri previously worked as an antimicrobial and emergency department pharmacist prior to transitioning to a primary care antimicrobial pharmacist. A role to which she was enticed by the prospect of developing an OPAT service.

Claire Devine, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Claire Devine – PGCE, Bsc (Hons), RGN

Claire is the Medical Device Trainer for Swansea Bay University Health Board. She began her health service career as a registered nurse in 1991, where she developed an interest in education and training. Claire moved to a post in Education Training in 2007.
So works as part of a medical device training department which consists of 2.6 (WTE) and cover the whole of the health board. The team predominantly deliver training to nursing staff; our role also extends to training for medical staff as and when called upon. Our roles include training course development for high-risk medical devices, representing health board on local and national groups, advising on the procurement of devices and associated consumables, investigating clinical incidents, contributing to risk assessments and sharing best practice.
In addition, the department is instrumental in developing policies, procedures and new practice guidelines.
The team also deliver this well received monthly IV study day & train over 200 nurses a year in IV Therapy.

Karen Fitzpatrick, Aneurin Bevan UHB

Karen Fitzpatrick
I trained as both a paediatric and general nurse in Sheffield in 1984 and have since worked in many specialities including intensive care, bed management and lead paediatric nurse for planned surgery in a private hospital.
In recent years I have obtained two masters degrees, one in health and public service management and the second in advanced clinical practice.
I have worked as a nurse team lead in the Community Resource Team since its inception in 2011. The role is challenging and dynamic as the service constantly evolves to meet the needs of the community which we serve. The main remit of the team is to provide hospital at home services, aiming to prevent hospital admissions and to expedite hospital discharges.
In order to achieve this we take referrals into two work streams. Firstly as a mixed team of medics and nurses, all of whom have backgrounds in acute secondary care settings, we accept referrals for adults with multiple co-morbidities. The approach is a holistic one, identifying medical, social and psychological issues.
The second work stream, ‘rapid nursing’ is managed by the nursing team. A key component of delivering this service is the ability to administer intravenous antibiotics and fluids as either short or longer term interventions.
A recent development, is allowing us to expand and develop a range of treatment options such as blood transfusions, Intravenous iron replacement and Zolendronic acid infusions. The Gwent Frailty Project is a pioneering service and is seen is a beacon for Intermediate Care services around The UK.

Dr Harriet Hughes, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Dr Harriet Hughes is a consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Her special interest in bone and joint infection began during specialist training in Oxford, and she has since developed and leads the multi-disciplinary Microbiology-Orthopaedic liaison service in Cardiff, which manages complicated infection on a regional basis. She is committed to reducing rates of orthopaedic infection through the Orthopaedic Infection Quality Improvement Group, and is actively involved in research including participation in the recent OVIVA trail and the International Philadelphia Consensus meeting on Orthopaedic Infection. In addition, as Clinical Lead for the UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, Harriet provides advice on the clinical management of anaerobic infections across the UK and supports the research output of the unit including the ongoing surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and the utilisation of genomics in clinically relevant anaerobic pathogens. She is also the Training Programme Director for speciality training in medical microbiology in Wales.

Kailey Sassi-Jones, BCUHB

Kailey is an antimicrobial pharmacist with a role in both primary and secondary care. She is the lead pharmacist for BCUHB’s OPAT service and is working to improve the clinical governance and develop guidelines in this area. Kailey is also working with GP practices in the area to improve prescribing in patients on long term UTI antibiotic prophylaxis. She enjoys the educational aspect of her role and is preparing to deliver teaching sessions through the medium of English and Welsh using e-Bug resources to over 60 primary school teachers this October. Kailey is the current chair for the All Wales Antimicrobial Pharmacist Group and a member of the All Wales Antibiotic Guidance Group.

Dr Andrew Seaton

Andrew graduated from Aberdeen in 1989 and trained in General Medicine/ infectious diseases in Dundee and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed consultant physician in Glasgow in 2000 and he is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Glasgow. He established and leads the NHS GGC OPAT service and Antimicrobial Management Team. He Chairs the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and co-chairs the BSAC OPAT standing committee. He has >120 peer reviewed publications, is section editor of the international journal of antimicrobial agents and has co-produced the BSAC OPAT MOOC on future learn.

Dr Owen Seddon, Public Health Wales

I am a final year trainee in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology and am currently acting up into the role of head of the OPAT service for Cardiff and Vale. The service has had input from Infectious Diseases for just over 18 months and I am looking forward to the opportunity to share experience and expertise with other regional OPAT services as ours continues to develop

Paula Swain, St David's Hospital

Paula Swain Team Leader, Acute Responce Team, St David's Hospital.

I qualified as an SRN (yes old style) in 1982 in Bristol and have had a varied and interesting nursing career travelling to work in Australia and the middle East. I have post general training in, Psychiatric Nursing, Oncology, BSc in specialist practise, Clinical Patient Assessment and more recently obtained Independent prescribing qualification with scope of practise in Antic- coagulation I have spent the majority of my nursing life in the community the last 20 of these being based in Cardiff. I am passionate about providing care in the most appropriate setting and advocating for patient /carer self care. Although it has taken many years, this month we are finally moving into Clinical space and are excited about the development of our OPAT service.

Dr Paul Temblett

Consultant Intensivist and clinical lead for Vascular Access and OPAT Moriston Hospital

Louise Thomas

Louise is the CRT Interim clinical nurse practioner and acute clinical team lead for the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

The ACT undertake comprehensive medical assessments on patient’s over the age of 18 who reside within the locality. We are a nurse practitioner led service with consultant oversight, we have 4 Independent Prescribers within the service and are able to initiate treatment rapidly. We review our patients are make IV/Oral switch as necessary. Whilst we prescribe and initiate OPAT treatment we also prescribe and deliver a wide range of other IV drugs.

Frankie Thompson, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Frankie qualified as an RGN at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 1990. Her career has taken a few paths in a number of NHS Trusts in England. After an engaging conversation with an infectious diseases consultant in 2009, she became the lead clinical nurse specialist for the OPAT service In Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust helping to both establish and run the service. As an independent nurse prescriber Frankie ran nurse-led linezolid/oral antibiotic monitoring clinics alongside the OPAT clinics. In 2012, she supported the introduction of 24-hour continuous antibiotic infusions. Frankie moved to Swansea in 2015 to become the Lead Nurse for Vascular Access and OPAT services. Over the past 3 years she has established the vascular access service and has developed and implemented OPAT patient pathways for hospital discharge and admission avoidance. Frankie believes that everyone has a role to play in improving the use of antimicrobials wherever the clinical need exists and more than ever, that we need to optimise the use of antimicrobials to prevent the development of resistance and improve patient outcomes.

Dr Jonathan Underwood

Jonathan Underwood is an infectious diseases and acute medicine consultant based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. He has previously worked as the acting consultant leading the University College London and St George’s University Hospitals' outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. He is interested in optimising therapy for patients with complex infections.

When

7th May 2019

Where

Clayton Hotel, St Marys St, Cardiff

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Registration

BSAC member – 10% discount across all of the above with the following code BSAC2019

Abstracts

BSAC ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OR POSTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE REGIONAL WORKSHOPS AND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
There will be opportunities for posters at the Regional Workshops and then opportunities for oral presentations and poster presentations at the National OPAT Conference.

DEADLINE DATES FOR SUBMISSION ARE BELOW:

North Wales – 30th August 2019

Cardiff Workshop – 25th April 2019

Leeds Workshop – 28th June 2019

Birmingham Workshop – 9th May 2019

Edinburgh Workshop – 23rd May 2019

Dublin Workshop – 27th May 2019

London Workshop – 18th June 2019

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Sponsorship

THE 2019 OPAT CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS PROVIDE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE OPAT SETTING TO SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

With dedicated networking opportunities and an engaging and interactive exhibition hall, sponsors have a unique opportunity to discuss and meet with national and international multidisciplinary stakeholders.

The UK OPAT Initiative is very grateful to our industry partners for their support.

Sponsorship packages are available for the OPAT Workshops 2019 and the National OPAT Conference 2019. Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for further details: debbie@pagemedical.co.uk or 01353780060.

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Contact

For general OPAT enquiries please contact BSAC on +44 (0)121 236 1988 or OPAT@bsac.org.uk

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