Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Amanda Bort

Qualified as a registered nurse at Nottingham University in 1999. Worked in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery for 12 years and was then employed to set up the NUH OPAT service in 2011. Currently the OPAT service employs 20 nurses with 1 admin/clerical member of staff. The service offers daily attendances at the infusion centre and nurse delivered antibiotic at home up to 3 times a day. Patients are taught to also to their own antibiotics preparation from powder and also to use pre-compounded preparations. Over the past 12 – 18 months we also started to offer 24 hour continuous infusions