Extern are pleased to offer this one day training course over the course of 2019 and 2020. It is available free of charge as a result of Public Health Agency (PHA) funding.

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.

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