Jan
30
Tue
Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice @ Online
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance.

Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services.

In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 3 facilities currently providing services and another 6 awaiting approval or final inspection.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad.
  • Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and the community.
  • Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided.

Presenters:

  • Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) – University of British Columbia
  • Tim Gauthier – Insite Vancouver

This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

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Jan
30
Tue
Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice @ Online
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance.

Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services.

In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 3 facilities currently providing services and another 6 awaiting approval or final inspection.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad.
  • Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and the community.
  • Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided.

Presenters:

  • Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) – University of British Columbia
  • Tim Gauthier – Insite Vancouver

This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

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