OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum
When there are increasing numbers of patients self-administering OPAT in the community, this conference will delve into the practicalities of supporting, educating and empowering them as well as focussing on the need for improved standards of self-care. This networking day will additionally focus on increasing the capacity of your service, managing complications and antibiotic stewardship.
Now in its 3rd year this annual OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum has previously been described as “Interesting & varied. It was excellent to attend a forum so heavily based around OPAT”, “Interesting to hear care studies and business models from different trusts as well as how they overcame barriers” and providing “great stories of successful services. I’ve been able to cherry pick what will be useful to me and my service from a wide variety of sources”.
By focusing on practical guidance to enable tangible change, you will leave this NHS conference ready to:
- Drive forward self-administration for OPAT patients
- Empower your patients
- Develop a self-care passport
- Facilitate community OPAT
- Explore paediatric OPAT services
- Address the risk for complications
- Standardise safe and efficient IV therapy
- Apply antibiotic stewardship
This specialised NHS course has been developed to help your team deliver effective and efficient OPAT and IV therapy care and fulfil the professional needs of:
- OPAT and IV Therapy Service Managers
- OPAT and IV Therapy Sisters, Matrons and Nurses
- Consultants and Consultant Microbiologists
- Pharmacists and Pharmacy Leads
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Previously held in 2017 in Birmingham, OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum was described by attendees as “Very informative and enjoyable” and “Some very good speakers. Great interaction”.
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Your guide to delivering effective services: progress and increase capacity and improve standards for self-administration
|8.30||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.00||Chair’s opening remarks |
Jane Hodson, Lead IV Practitioner, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Improving standards for self-care
|9.10||Practicalities of delivering self-administration for IV therapy in line with national guidance |
Exploring the role of patients and carers
Overcoming the barriers and getting management on-board
How will self-administration of OPAT patients continue to develop?
Jenniferth Aviles, OPAT and Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialist, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|9.40||Empowering your patients: driving forward patient self-administration|
Providing the correct support and training
Implementing processes to achieve improvement standards
Preventing line infections for self-administered patients
Jane Hodson, Lead IV Practitioner, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
|10.40||Developing and implementing an OPAT self-care passport |
What is the need for an OPAT passport: competency, communication and empowerment
Overcoming the barriers to establishing a patient passport: engagement, training and education
Explore the outcome: how have patient passports improved patient and staff experiences
Colette Gilmore, OPAT Specialist Deputy Sister, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Increasing capacity in your OPAT service
|11.10||Facilitating and developing community IV therapy services|
Community versus outpatient delivery of OPAT: explore the benefits and pitfalls
Developing, delivering and maintaining community based IV therapy: what is the key to success?
Overcoming the barriers of delivering an OPAT service within the community
Lizzie Ware, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
|11.40||Improving patient experiences: a provider perspective |
Ann Cole, Manager Integrated Care Solutions, Baxter Healthcare Ltd
|12.00||Question, answer and discussion panel with the morning speakers|
|1.30||Establishing and progressing a paediatric OPAT service|
What is the impact of a paediatric OPAT services on staff, patients and parents?
Explore the challenges and solutions for delivering paediatric IV therapy
How will the service continue to develop and support patients and parents in the community?
Emma Glass, p-OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Formalising your service
|2.00||Overcoming the common barriers for formalising an OPAT service|
National tariff: where are we now and what impact does it have on services?
Explore the journey of how the service started and where it is now
What’s next and how will the service become formalised across primary and secondary care?
Andrew Lewis, Pharmacist, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Managing complications for OPAT
|2.50||Case study: Standardising safe and efficient IV therapy care in your service |
Explore the journey of the service: implementing changes in your service to reach high standards of care
What is being done in your service to standardise care and improve patient safety?
Measuring the impact: how can standardisation impact patients and staff?
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Ensuring antibiotic stewardship
|3.20||Delivering care in-line with guidance antibiotic stewardship |
Working with the antimicrobial steward team to improve the success, cost and safety of antibiotics
How can OPAT and antibiotic stewardship help to reduce antimicrobial resistance?
What are current guidelines on antibiotic stewardship for OPAT?
Kate Owen, Community IV Team Leader, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (Subject to final confirmation)
|3.50||Question, answer and discussion panel with the afternoon speakers|
|4.10||Chair’s closing remarks|
|4.20||Close of day|
Hear evidence guidance, discuss new ideas and take away new approaches from:
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