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Infectious diseases physician

In this video Dr Andrew Seaton explains his clinical role with the OPAT team

The inclusion of a medically qualified infection specialist within the core OPAT team is to ensure infection management plans, including choice of IV or oral agent(s), criteria for IV to oral switch and duration of antibiotic therapy are appropriate.

The medical professional is also usually responsible for overseeing management of other medical conditions (in conjunction with the appropriate specialist or family doctor) and any adverse events that may occur during OPAT.

Dr Andrew Seaton explains his role in this video.

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OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

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