Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy - Opportunities & Challenges

Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy - Opportunities & Challenges - Branch CPD Event

5:30pm Wednesday, 22 March 2017
7:30pm Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Branch CPD Event
Russell Strong Auditorium
Princess Alexandra Hospital Ipswich Road
Woollongabba, Queensland 4102

This presentation will provide an overview of the principles of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service, providing practical considerations for pharmacists. 

Refreshments at 5.30pm, presentation at 6.00pm

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. To provide an overview of the principles of an OPAT service
    • Model of care
    • Indications
    • Benefits
    • Patient requirements
  2.  To outline case studies as examples of clinical scenarios where it may be appropriate to complete long-term IV antimicrobial courses on an OPAT service.
  3. To consider patient factors which determine suitability for OPAT.
  4. To outline pharmacist roles (including antibiotic choice & stability, delivery device considerations, TDM) for OPAT

Registration Rates:

In person

Members: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged please enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied.
Non-members - $50.00

Webinar: Free to members - Register here

$50.00 *
$50.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


Ms Lauren Kazakoff, BPharm, Pharmacist - Home IV Antimicrobials, Princess Alexandra Hospital

This CPD event has been accredited for 45 minutes of Group 2 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2017/15

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

Standard 4.1 Undertake initial prescription review

Standard 4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

Standard 5.1 Consider product requirements

Standard 7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010)