Skip to nav Skip to content

OPAT eHandbook

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email

Introducing the new OPAT "Digital Edition" eHandbook


  • The updated OPAT Handbook will provide guidance on how to effectively resource and implement OPAT programs.
  • Engaging, informative, and interactive content - available on iOS, Android and web.

OPAT slider testArtboard 2 Cropped.jpg

IDSA is pleased to announce the release of the new interactive, digital edition of the OPAT eHandbook for Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy.


The OPAT eHandbook is available on your desktop and tablet

Click the links below to download

About the OPAT eHandbook


The third edition of the Handbook of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy for Infectious Diseases is now available from IDSA and CRG Publishing, a division of the Curry Rockerfeller Group, LLC.

For the first time, the OPAT guide is an eHandbook, allowing ID specialists with a platform that provides easy updates, access, and review.

Completely updated and rendered for digital publication, the OPAT eHandbook features a host of experts including co-editors Akshay Shah, MD and Anne Norris, MD. The new interactive content provides comprehensive guidance for practitioners providing antimicrobial therapy for patients in their homes or other non-hospital settings.

Topics covered in the new eHandbook include:Infections amenable to OPAT, OPAT use in pediatrics; Legal and reimbursement issues; and OPAT and health care reform.

The eHandbook is free for IDSA members, thanks to support from Allergan and The Medicines Company

Contact us

For more information on OPAT, contact Andrés Rodríguez at For technical support, contact

Demonstrate your leadership in providing a much-needed protocol for the practice of OPAT by sponsoring the IDSA OPAT eHandbook. Request information on this sponsorship opportunity.

Preview the ePublication

Download excerpts or preview snapshots of the OPAT eHandbook.

Chapter 1 - An Overview of OPAT (pdf)

Chapter 2 - Patient Selection and Education (pdf)

Chapter 3 - Infections Amenable to OPAT (pdf)   

IMG_0009 Small.PNG     IMG_0011.PNG

IMG_0012.PNG     IMG_0013.PNG

IMG_0015.PNG     IMG_0017.PNG

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Cookies facilitate the functioning of this site including a member login and personalized experience. Cookies are also used to generate analytics to improve this site as well as enable social media functionality.