OPAT


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OPAT

Abbreviation for:
Older People’s Action Team 
outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy

OPAT

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy
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By decreasing patients' need for and length of hospitalization, OPAT has also shown an impact through reducing healthcare-related infection rates.
At the time of the evaluation, areas suggested for initial future growth included haematology, OPAT and oncology.
There is limited information about the prevalence of existing OPAT clinics in Canada; however, formal and informal OPAT programs have been described for select hospitals in Vancouver (British Columbia), Calgary (Alberta), and Manitoba [2, 13, 14].
Abbreviations: DEpiC = Diabetes Epidemiology Cohort, DSS = Decision Support System, EXT = extended care, FY = fiscal year, ICD-9 = International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision, LOS = length of stay, MHC = mental health condition, OBS = observation, OPAT = outpatient file, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
The data reinforce the efficacy of OPAT even with the most serious of infectious presentations of MSSA, such as osteomyelitis, endocarditis, wound infections, and bacteremias.
The article examines key issues in the OPAT process in the light of recent international literature and the UK clinical trial.
In this model of healthcare, it is believed that implantation and dissemination of OPAT programs would be beneficial for the patients and for the system.
Background: Extended inpatient care and/or OPAT to deliver intravenous antibiotics are often required in the treatment of Gram+ abSSTIs.
The department of infection and travel medicine's OPAT - Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy -team collected the national award at a prestigious ceremony in London on Wednesday And it's not the first time the team has stolen the limelight after recently winning the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's McCormack Patients Award and making it to the regional finals in this year's Health and Social Care Awards.
Although these guidelines were initially applied to the inpatient setting, the OPAT guidelines have recommended that they also apply to outpatients receiving vancomycin.