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Safer Injecting Practices

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'Biala' City Community Health Centre

4th Floor

270 Roma Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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This short course is designed to equip frontline health and community service practitioners with up-to-date information regarding safe injecting practices including tips on how to provide good quality harm reduction advice to people who inject drugs.

Topics covered include:

  • principles underpinning ethical harm reduction
  • blood borne viruses
  • full overview of safe injecting practices
  • how to use a wheel filter
  • vein care
  • safe disposal in the context of the law
  • accessing needle and syringe programs in Queensland.

Participants will also be provided with an overview of the types of injecting equipment available at primary NSPs and witness a practical demonstration of safe injecting with a prosthetic arm.

Presenters: Jeff Buckley and Susan Dhann

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'Biala' City Community Health Centre

4th Floor

270 Roma Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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