Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Regional Workshop: London

5th June 2020, Royal College of Nursing

Local Facilitator and Chair:

0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Local discussion (Part 1) – Challenging clinical cases during COVID?
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1020
Case 1: Ears, nose, heart, bones and brain – bones and brain….how to treat mastoiditis
Nuria Martinez-Alier Paediatric Consultant Infectious Diseases/Immunology, Neave Kissane Paediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow & Emma Shaw Paediatric Infectious Diseases CNS OPAT Lead
1035
Case 2: More than skin deep - the price of beauty
Matthew Laundy, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1050
Case 3: Can you and should you do Cefdericol on OPAT?
Hannah Kershaw, Principal Pharmacist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
1105
Case 4: Life prolongation at what cost…..An OPAT story
Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation

1120
BREAK

Local discussion (Part 2) – How have you adapted your OPAT service during COVID?
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1150
Hospitals without walls?- Experiences of transforming UCLH OPAT into the community?
Florence Taylor, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1205
Needle free bolus administration - administering teicoplanin and ceftriaxone use a closed system
Stephen Hughes, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1220
Starting an OPAT service in the midst of a pandemic
Ruaridh Buchanan, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology & Valerie Lujilibana, OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barts Health NHS Trust
1235
Challenges of cross disciplinary management in the DGH OPAT setting
Karen Knox, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

1250
LUNCH

Spotlight on Skin & Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI)
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1350
Open discussion on managing treatment of SSTI patients at your OPAT service
1420
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary & closing remarks
1500
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