OPAT Summit: Delivering Safe and Effective Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

Holyoke, MA US
September 6, 2019

Date & Location:

Friday, September 6, 2019, Baystate Health Education Center

Goal:

The goal of this educational activity is to provide up-to-date information regarding outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and initiate collaborative efforts toward safe and effective OPAT to patients living in Western Massachusetts.

Provided by:

Baystate Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

Target Audience

This course is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, advanced practitioners, physician assistants, case managers, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the care of patients receiving outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT).

   
 This course is free for those who wish to attend. 
 To enroll, select "Take Course." 
 **If you have enrolled and find that you cannot attend, please contact us. 
 This will allow planners to adequately prepare for the course as well as to open a spot for someone else. 
    Email: BaystateCIPE@baystatehealth.org 
    Phone: 413-322-4242

 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the risks and benefits of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)
  • Review current guidelines and best practice in OPAT
  • Discuss the case management of inpatients being considered for OPAT
  • Discuss the approval process and insurance issues in patients going home with OPAT
  • Discuss the role of visiting nurses (VNA)
  • Discuss the role of home infusion company
  • Review care of vascular catheter at home
  • Review the medications used in OPAT
  • Provide practical solutions to common problems  and issues encountered in OPAT 
  • Provide examples of effective communication and coordination of care in patients on OPAT
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
02/13/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
09/06/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Program Schedule Credit 
    
7:30Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits  
    
8:00 Welcome & Introduction  
           Armando Paez, M.D., FACP  
    
8:15Why Use Outpatient IV Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)?           0.75
 Megan Gallagher, MD, MPH  
    
9:00Inpatient Planning for OPAT  0.75
            Karen Plante, RN  
 Christina Kalashian, LICSW  
    
9:45Role of Home Infusion Company: What You Need to Know 0.75
 Ann Savattieri, RN  
    
10:30Refreshment Break and Exhibits  
    
10:45Troubleshooting in OPAT: Coordinating Care & Other Practical Things That May Help You  0.75
  Roxanna Harper, MSN, RN  
  Wendy Drake, PT, DPT, COQS  
    
11:30Panel Case Discussion – Real life examples   0.50
 Moderator: Armando Paez, M.D., FACP  
 Megan Gallagher, M.D., MPH  
 Mary Lee Bertrand, RN  
 Karen Plante, RN  
 Christina Kalashian, LICSW  
 Ann Savattieri, RN  
 Roxanna Harper, RN  
    
12:00Adjourn  
    
 Total credit available 3.50
    
    
Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity. 

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

Baystate Health Education Center
361 Whitney Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate. 

Armando Paez, MD, FACP
Course Director

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Baystate Medical Center

Mary Lee Bertrand, BSN
Infectious Disease Nurse and Clinical Research Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center

Wendy Drake, PT, DPT, COQS
Director of Quality & Compliance
Baystate Home Health

Megan Gallagher, MD, MPH
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division
Baystate Medical Center

Roxanna Harper, MSN, RN
Clinical Director
Baystate Visiting Nurse and Hospice

Christina Kalashian, LICSW
Manager of Social Work
Baystate Medical Center

Karen Plante, BSN, RN
Manager of Case Management
Baystate Medical Center

Ann Savattieri, RN
Regional Clinical Specialist
Coram CVS Health
 

 

Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.


None of the members of the faculty or planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/13/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.
   
 This course is free for those who wish to attend. 
 To enroll, select "Take Course." 
 **If you have enrolled and find that you cannot attend, please contact us. 
 This will allow the planners to adequately prepare for the course as well as to open a spot for someone else. 
    Email: BaystateCIPE@baystatehealth.org 
    Phone: 413-322-4242 
   
In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Tue, 12/31/2019 - 11:30pm

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

Cancellation:
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.