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OPAT specialist nurse

The OPAT Specialist Nurse explains her role.

The specialist OPAT nurse is a core member of the OPAT team.

The specialist nurse has developed expertise in assessment of appropriateness and suitability for home or clinic administration of parenteral antimicrobial therapy, choice and placement of vascular device, liaison and communication with the ward and OPAT medical teams and organisation of logistics around OPAT. In addition the specialist nurse is responsible with others in the OPAT team for outpatient monitoring of the patient and their clinical condition.

In this video Claire Vallance explains her role.

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OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

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