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OPAT Program
(Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy)

OPAT services include:
For all patients being discharged on IV antibiotics

  • Proper selection of antimicrobial therapy
  • Appropriateness of line insertion
  • Care Plan Development and Oversight
  • Ongoing assessment of the patient's response to therapy
  • Monitoring for drug toxicity
  • Management of vascular access problems
  • Care of concurrent medical problems
  • Coordination of care
  • The highest level of safe and quality clinical care to improve outcomes
  • Reduction in hospital lengths of stay or avoidable hospitalizations, emergent care and associated costs

For Information and Referral Please Contact:
Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease OPAT Clinical Practice at
(410) 550-0501