March 28, 2018
12:00–1:00 p.m. (EDT)
This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.
Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of substance use. Supervised Consumption services (SCS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a supportive space for people to consume pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SCS also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services. In Canada, there are 27 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 5 facilities currently providing services and another 3 awaiting approval or final inspection (source: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-abuse/supervis...).
This virtual panel discussion is in follow up to the webinar, Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice, recorded on January 30, 2018. Panelists with clinical and research expertise in SCS will be available to share their learning and various experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions around operational, clinical, and evidence-based issues and practices, and collectively learn from these experts. It is recommended that participants review the above mentioned archived webinar before attending this virtual panel discussion. See recording here: https://camh.adobeconnect.com/_a829238269/p7rsn1x01258/?proto=true.
The purpose of this virtual panel discussion is to:
- Provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions around operational, clinical, and evidence-based issues and practices, and collectively learn from these experts.
- Share knowledge and provide guidance in the management of complex health and social issues common to SCS.
- Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) - University of British Columbia, BC Centre on Substance Use
- Tim Gauthier, MN-NP – Insite Vancouver
- Jessica Hales, NP – Toronto Public Health
- Cindy Roycroft - South Riverdale Community Health Centre
- Melanie Spence, RN – South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Note: Space is limited, so if you’re participating with other individuals, please register as one person and view the webinar together.
For more information contact kdieleman@RNAO.ca.
Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.