Engaging patients and caregivers in a transdisciplinary effort to improve outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

Sara C. Keller, Pranita Tamma, Alejandra Salinas, Deborah Williams, Sara E. Cosgrove, Ayse Gurses

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Abstract

We worked with patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers to prioritize barriers and propose solutions to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) care. Unclear communication channels, rushed instruction, safe bathing with an intravenous catheter, and lack of standardized instructions were highly ranked barriers. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy programs should focus on mitigating barriers to OPAT care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Catheter complications
  • FMEA
  • Home infusion
  • OPAT
  • Patient-involved research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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