Table 5

Adverse events and readmissions from 251 episodes of paediatric outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)

Adverse eventNo. of episodes
Line complications14/133 (11%)
 CLABSI3
 Dislodgement—resited3
 Blockage—resited3
 Blockage—not resited4
 Paraesthesia—not resited1
Antibiotic complications0/251 (0%)
 Anaphylaxis or immediate hypersensitivity0
 Drug side effects sufficient to change antibiotic0
Unplanned readmissions to hospital11/251 (4%)
 Inadequate clinical improvement of infection3
 Line complications4
 New symptoms—related to OPAT0
 New symptoms—related to underlying condition1
 New symptoms—unrelated to OPAT or treated infection or underlying condition, eg, viral3
  • CLABSI, central line-associated bloodstream infection.