Course information

A10 - UNDERSTANDING SAFER INJECTING TECHNIQUES

Provider: Urrus/The Ballymun Youth Action Project

Address: Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Web: http://www.byap.ie

Contact: Gabrielle Gilligan

Title: Administrative Assistant

Email: urrus@byap.ie

Telephone: 01 846 7980 / 01 842 5726

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

This half-day workshop is designed for persons working or volunteering in the drugs field and who wish to enhance their professional understanding of safer injecting practice.

Content

Content includes:
• Different types of hypodermic injecting (e.g., intramuscular/intravenous).
• Differences between Veins and Arteries.
• Vein, artery and neural damage associated with needle use.
• Vectors of infection.
• Demo and practice of safer injecting technique as a harm reduction strategy.
• Best practice and ethics in assessing and advising service users on injecting.

Target Group

Those working or volunteering in the drugs field.

Entry Requirement

n.a.

Selection Procedure
Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
Addiction Counsellors of Ireland - 4 CPD Credits
Background

Urrús (the Irish word for strength / confidence) was founded in 1996 by BYAP to provide training in relation to drug misuse. We have developed a range of training modules on drug misuse, addiction and community responses, and are continually developing new modules in response to emerging needs.

Dates / Availability
Contact URRUS for upcoming start dates.
Location
Ballymun, Dublin
Region
Dublin
Application
Contact URRUS
Cost
Contact URRUS