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Harm Reduction and Injecting Drug Use

LENGTH 1 day

COST Contact us for further information, prices may alter due to group size or additional requirements

SUITABLE FOR Non specialist staff (voluntary and paid) ,managers.

Course summary

This course is an introduction to injecting drug use and harm reduction theory. It will focus on issues concerning both service users and service providers, and takes a pragmatic approach to injecting drug use. Practical demonstration and scenario based learning is delivered, underpinned by local and national guidance.

Learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of harm minimisation principles
  • Show basic understanding of relevant blood borne viruses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of care planning
  • Identify range of equipment required for injecting drug use
  • Understand method of using equipment & rationale for use

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