Drug Related Deaths Prevention
Drug Related Deaths: Anticipating, Preventing and Responding
This 1 day course looks at how workers and organisations can assess local trends, establish strategies to reduce deaths, and work with users and other services to achieve this reduction.
Appropriate for: Drugs Workers, hospital staff and paramedics, police, service managers, frontline staff and peer-educators: previous drugs training will be required
- Understand what is a “drug-related death.
- Be able to differentiate between immediate, medium term and long-term deaths
- Understand how key substances can cause deaths,
- Be aware of high risk groups and symptoms, and warning signs
- Understand the role of supervised consumption in methadone prescribing
- Have explored strategies in working with users and partner agencies
- Familiar with national strategy and key documents
- Be able to develop strategy to assess local trends
- Understand key life saving messages to deliver to users, families and peers
This course is delivered by KFx and is FREE to attend. Lunch and refreshments provided.