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Patient assessment in the OPAT setting

Assessment of a patient for suitability for OPAT

So far we have considered the clinical and organisational benefits of OPAT and we have heard from the core members of the OPAT team.

We will now look at patient assessment using the example of cellulitis, a commonly encountered infection treated via OPAT. The following video shows specialist OPAT nurse, Claire Vallance, reviewing a newly referred patient and assessing their suitability for OPAT

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