Br J Community Nurs. 2008 Nov 7
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is becoming more widespread. OPAT therapy can be used to treat certain patients who have cellulitis. The decision as to which patients to treat at home must be based on local PCT guidelinesnot all patients are suitable for OPAT. OPAT improves patient quality of life by delivering care in the patient's home. This is highly skilled work and the community nurse must have appropriate training and support in order to gain the skills required.
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