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  • 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

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  • 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 (pdf) - An Overview of OPAT

    Chapter 2 (pdf) - Patient Selection and Education

    Chapter 3 (pdf) - Infections Amenable to OPAT

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