Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Sharon Falconer

SSN Sharon Falconer qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1990 and worked in Care of the Elderly, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and A&E. After completing the Staff Nurse Conversion Course in 2005, she worked in Vascular Surgery, Surgical High Dependency Unit, Cardiology, Community Nursing and a range of hospital Out-patient Clinics. In 2007, she was appointed as the only OPAT Specialist Nurse in the Infection Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Over the past five years she has helped to expand and developed this service which now treats more than 120 patients a year. The Service covers the wide geographic area of NHS Grampian and includes treating patients in 23 Community Hospitals.
She has been published in the BNJ OPEN JAN 2019
Re home self administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an OPAT service and
Emergency Nurse vol 27 number 2 Early treatment for people with seriouse skin conditions is crucial
Along with doing a webnair for the RCNI in 2018 for treatment of skin and soft tissue infections she has presented numerous posters for ECCMID over the years aswell as BSAC on lines used in the OPAT service and the Correct device for the right patient

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