Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

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.

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