Featuring presentation videos and accompanying slides: this online forum is a fantastic opportunity to focus on good practice and level-up your understanding. Through topical talks and relevant speakers, you will leave energised and stimulated, having benefited from thought-provoking success stories from across the country. View today to increase your awareness of what other teams have achieved and how, so that you can implement new ideas into your service.
5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn
Are you continually striving to enhance your care management within your OPAT or IV Therapy team? If yes, then this online forum is for you. Book your place and refocus on:
- Understanding the real-world practicalities of elastomeric devices
- Building a successful business case for elastomeric devices
- Managing and reducing line infections
- Improving communication between community and acute teams
- Developing and implementing a vein assessment process
- Enhancing the training and education you provide to improve competency
- How to improve control, capacity and demand within your team
- Effectively utilising self-administration to empower patients to be self-sufficient
Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home
Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:
- Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
- Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
- Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
- Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Introduction and chair’s opening remarks
Katie Holgate, OPAT Lead Nurse, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|Utilising elastomeric devices|
Navigating the practicalities for real-world use of elastomeric devices
Jenniferth Aviles, Clinical Nurse Specialist and OPAT and Vascular Access Service, The Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|Diversifying virtual wards|
Case study: Building a successful business case for elastomeric devices
Sophie McGlen, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, AHAH/OPAT Team, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
|Reducing line infections|
Avoiding line infections in the OPAT setting
Julie Statham, OPAT Team Manager and Pharmacist Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Rachel Kenion, Advanced Clinical Practitioner OPAT, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Improving training and education to enhance competency and capacity
Kate Owen, Community IV Team Leader, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Case study: Utilising self-administration to improve capacity and empower patients be self-sufficient
Aimee Le Maistre and Chanelle Ingham, OPAT Specialist Nurses, OPAT Service, Department of Infection and HIV Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of day
Your confirmed speakers to date:
Katie is the lead OPAT specialist nurse for YST,
qualified for 37 years with a wealth of experience across the board from
surgery, gynaecology, sexual health, neonates and nurse led services in an
outpatient setting. Latterly she was Matron in Surgery, Ambulatory care and
Elderly services for 14 years before semi-retiring and returning to set up OPAT
(Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy) services in 2019 across York and
Scarborough Hospitals. Katie leads the OPAT with its ethos that is passionate about
positive patient experience and an equitable service where everyone that could
have OPAT should have OPAT.
Kate has over 28 years of registered nursing experience with 22 years in the community setting. Eleven years ago, Kate developed the Community Intravenous Team for Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. The community IV team encompasses the following work streams: the OPAT Service – delivering IV antibiotics in the community for a range of conditions, the Community Cancer Service caring patients with medium to long term central venous catheters and disconnecting cytotoxic infusers; administration of IV iron to correct pre-operative iron deficiency anaemia and administration of IV furosemide for patients with decompensating heart failure. The team is growing treat more patients requiring artificial hydration in the community setting.
In 2014, gained the title of Queen’s Nurse for bringing care traditionally given in hospital out into the community and worked as part of the Trust multidisciplinary team in achieving the Health Service Journal Patient Safety Perioperative and Surgical Care Award 2020.
On completion of her BSc Adult Nursing in 2017, Aimee worked as a newly qualified nurse on a cardiac surgery ward. She enjoyed this role and continued to establish her skills and knowledge in post operative care for three years. Aimee was keen to broaden her knowledge on other specialities and did so through joining the staff bank. She was fortunate to bank for the OPAT team, which led to her current full-time post as an OPAT Specialist Nurse. Aimee has now worked in this post for two years. She looks forward to continuing her professional development, through enrolling onto the non-medical prescribing course.
Chanelle is an OPAT Specialist Nurse and has been working within OPAT for 5 years. Chanelle has enjoyed playing a part in the development of the OPAT service over the years. Their main achievement as a team, is holding one of the highest percentages of patients self-administering in the country. Chanelle and her team have also worked to become an increasingly nurse led service. Chanelle was able to complete the non-medical prescribing module to facilitate this and continue her own professional development.
Rachel Kenion is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner within the OPAT team at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT). Having been a registered nurse for 19 years Rachel has a wealth of experience to bring to the team at SWFT. Rachel has used her advanced skills to provide clinical care to patients, leadership to the nursing team, and to develop and expand the service to meet the changing needs of the NHS. Special interests include vascular access and antimicrobial delivery.
Julie Statham is the OPAT team manager at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust. She is a pharmacist by background and is an independent prescriber and Advanced Clinical Practitioner and uses these advanced skills within the OPAT service.
She was project manager whilst OPAT at SWFT was introduced in 2015 and has been managing the service since. Julie has special interests in empowering patients through self-administration and ensuring patient safety throughout infection treatment as well as ensuring good stewardship. She has research interests in how the multi-disciplinary team can be utilised to deliver robust OPAT services in the current NHS climate.
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Past attendee feedback
"Very well organised, excellent and informative content"OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
"Good to listen to different services experience, everyone at different stages and using different models for various reasons, great to understand these"OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
"Very well organised. Topics are current and love the networking"OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
"Really enjoyed each of the speakers and learnt a lot that can be fed back to my team"OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
“Engaging speakers”OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
“All the speakers were very good and they are all knowledgeable on all their topics”OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
“Clear and detailed”OPAT and IV Therapy National Networking Forum, March 2023
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