"reducing alcohol and drug related harm in our communities"
Sharps Awareness Training - 03

Course Description

Sharps Awareness Training - 03

Code: SE270

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

Time: 9:30-1:00

Duration: Half Day

Location: Carrickfergus Enterprise, 8 Meadowbank Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 8YF Map

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone living or working in the borough of Mid and East Antrim

Cost: FREE

Description: This course is designed for staff and volunteers working in a role which may bring them into contact with those injecting drugs and the related paraphenalia.


By the end of the session participants will:

  • Be aware of the prevalence of illicit drug use
  • Be aware of problems with identification of drugs
  • Be aware of blood borne viruses
  • Be aware of guidance on needle stick injury
  • Be aware of guidance on encountering drug related activity
  • Be awre of how to safely dispose of used needles

Relevance: This course is relevant to people who wish to improve their knowledge around drugs which are injected

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