Training on working with injecting drug users

Training on working with injecting drug users

Extern are pleased to offer this 1 day training course. It is available free of charge as a result of Public Health Agency (PHA) funding. We will provide this in the following locations:

 

Date/Times

 

Location

 

Address

 

23rd January 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Ballymena

Slemish Room, All Saints Parish Church, 9 Cushendall Road, Ballymena BT43 6HA

30th January 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Mallusk

Hydepark House, 3 McKinney Road, Newtownabbey BT36 4PE

13th February 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Mallusk

Hydepark House, 3 McKinney Road, Newtownabbey BT36 4PE

12th March 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Mallusk

Hydepark House, 3 McKinney Road, Newtownabbey BT36 4PE

28th March 2019

09:30 – 16:30

L/Derry

Rathmor Centre, 1st floor, Room B9, Bligh’s Lane, L/Derry BT48 0LZ

The learning objectives for the day are:
1. Participants will have an understanding of heroin use: the injecting process; injecting equipment; where on the body people inject; smoking heroin.
2. Participants will have an understanding of the risks involved in injecting (types of blood borne viruses and infection risks; high risk injection sites; infections /abscesses, deep vein thrombosis.)
3. Participants will have an understanding of basic harm reduction practices in relation to injecting drug use.
4. Participants will know what services are available for injecting drug users; and will be aware of the care pathways for their clients.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day and there is parking available at and near all venues.

The training will be facilitated by Chris Rintoul and Iain “Buff” Cameron, Extern employees with a wealth of experience in the homelessness and addictions sectors.

To book your place at this training please complete the Booking Form and return to sarah.chambre@extern.org clearly indicating which date you prefer.

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