Paediatric Pathways

SOCIAL/CAREGIVER RISK FACTORS

Selection involves consideration of patient-specific criteria, such as ability to understand and consent to OPAT, likelihood of compliance, appropriate home circumstances, ability to attend for OPAT, support from family members and safety of visiting healthcare staff

  • Is the home/outpatient environment adequate to support care and safe for all?
  • Are there any child protection concerns?
  • Is there agreement between families and clinicians regarding treatment and understanding about the commitment required for ambulation/OPAT?
  • Are the families able to recognise potential complications and have the means to escalate concerns (e.g. telephone) and return to hospital if needed (e.g. transport)?