Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Patient Education Materials
Whether you are a caregiver to someone on OPAT, a patient on OPAT, or a healthcare worker working with an OPAT patient, we welcome you to explore the tools below in hopes that it facilitates a smoother and safer transition to the home or skilled nursing facility following hospital discharge.
These materials were created by the following Johns Hopkins Medicine institutions:
- The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
- The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Johns Hopkins Pharmaquip
- The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Most importantly, these materials were developed after interviewing, observing, and conducting focus groups with prior OPAT patients, their caregivers and home health workers (including home care coordinators and home infusion specialists), who know what barriers are faced at home by OPAT patients.
Instructions for Patients on OPAT
Below are materials for patients and their healthcare workers to utilize in preparation for discharge to home health or a skilled nursing facility.
OPAT Introduction (PDF)
OPAT Teaching Plan (PDF)
OPAT Discharge Checklist (PDF)
OPAT Supply Checklist (PDF)
Educational Materials for Performing Infusions by Medication Delivery Device
If you have any questions regarding the checklists or videos below, we highly recommend you contact your home infusion provider, as certain steps may not apply to you.
For more infusion resources, please visit the Specialty Infusion Services Resources page on the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group website.