There are limited spaces available for a one-day specialist training course on injecting injuries and wound care in Glasgow on the 20th of January.
The course – ‘Injecting Injuries and Infections’ – delivered by Scottish Drug Forum, is an introduction to injuries to the skin from injecting, how to identify infection, harm reduction and simple wound management.
The training will give an overview of the skin and its functions, damage caused by injecting to the skin and underlying tissues, and how to manage simple wounds. The training will also examine identification of infection and when to refer.
The training will also allow participants to consider typical scenarios which will consolidate their learning.
The course is aimed at all individuals who come into contact with people who inject drugs and would like to improve their knowledge about skin and wound healing, and assessment and simple management of injecting injuries. This includes, but is not exclusive to, drugs workers, nurses, GPs, mental health workers, housing and homelessness workers, pharmacy staff and prison staff.
Knowledge of drugs and experience of working with people who inject is advantageous.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the skin in protection, and the challenges caused by injecting through the skin.
- Be enabled to safely and accurately assess injecting sites.
- Recognise signs and symptoms of infection and identify referral pathways.
- Be able to differentiate between infected and non-infected injecting wounds.
- Demonstrate increased confidence in assessing injecting harms and plan simple treatments.
Date: 20th of January – 09:30-16:00
Location: Scottish Drugs Forum Offices, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN