End of Week 1

Well done for completing this week.

I hope you have found both the course and any discussions you have had with your fellow learners to be a helpful learning experience.

You should now have at least a basic understanding of the clinical considerations required when switching a patient from OPAT to oral antimicrobial therapy, including what IVOST is, the pros and cons of IV versus oral antimicrobial therapy, and how to determine the optimal time to switch from IV to oral antimicrobials and the oral agent(s) to consider.

If you have feedback on the week so we can improve it or if there are additional resources you think future learners will find helpful, please let us know.

Next week we move to considering the clinical aspects of monitoring complex oral antimicrobial therapy in the OPAT setting. Have a great week.

Gavin Barlow

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  • Do you have any questions about what you learned in week 1?
  • What are you looking forward to learning in week 2?

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Intravenous to Oral Switch: Within Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (IVOST)


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