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Face To Face New Course Motivational Interviewing: Skills Practice for Hepatitis C Service Providers

This one-day training is an advanced skills practice course. The course will provide participants with an opportunity to practice using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to engage and support people living with or at risk of acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).  This course will review Motivational Interviewing techniques, including how to recognize and reinforce change talk to address client ambivalence; explore client resistance related to HCV prevention and care; and practice strategies to manage client resistance to HCV prevention and care.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall strategies for providing key points of information about HCV to clients  
  2. Describe the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Review the purpose of Motivational Interviewing.
  4. Review core communication skills to evoke and elicit change talk.
  5. Recognize change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  6. Reinforce change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  7. Practice MI-consistent information exchange (i.e., Elicit-Provide-Elicit) in response to individuals’ HCV concerns and questions about prevention, care and treatment.
  8. Practice using MI techniques and skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summary) to elicit and reinforce change talk surrounding HCV prevention, care and treatment.

Audience: Health and human service providers, including Peer Workers, who work with people living with or at-risk for acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course. Participants registering for this course should have prior training or experience in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Approach, and Hepatitis C. You can click on the following links to find future offerings of these courses

This one-day training is an advanced skills practice course. The course will provide participants with an opportunity to practice using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to engage and support people living with or at risk of acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).  This course will review Motivational Interviewing techniques, including how to recognize and reinforce change talk to address client ambivalence; explore client resistance related to HCV prevention and care; and practice strategies to manage client resistance to HCV prevention and care.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall strategies for providing key points of information about HCV to clients  
  2. Describe the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Review the purpose of Motivational Interviewing.
  4. Review core communication skills to evoke and elicit change talk.
  5. Recognize change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  6. Reinforce change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  7. Practice MI-consistent information exchange (i.e., Elicit-Provide-Elicit) in response to individuals’ HCV concerns and questions about prevention, care and treatment.
  8. Practice using MI techniques and skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summary) to elicit and reinforce change talk surrounding HCV prevention, care and treatment.

Audience: Health and human service providers, including Peer Workers, who work with people living with or at-risk for acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course. Participants registering for this course should have prior training or experience in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Approach, and Hepatitis C. You can click on the following links to find future offerings of these courses

Face To Face New Course Substance Use 101

This one-day training will review basic information about substance use with a focus on why people use substances, common drugs people use, how these impact a person and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used drugs (Cocaine/crack, heroin, marijuana, K2, MDMA, methamphetamine, etc.) and explain what they look like, cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

By the end of the training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging PWUD in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm
  5. Describe the drug treatment landscape in NYS as well as the requirements, benefits, and deficits of different types of treatments

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

This one-day training will review basic information about substance use with a focus on why people use substances, common drugs people use, how these impact a person and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used drugs (Cocaine/crack, heroin, marijuana, K2, MDMA, methamphetamine, etc.) and explain what they look like, cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

By the end of the training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging PWUD in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm
  5. Describe the drug treatment landscape in NYS as well as the requirements, benefits, and deficits of different types of treatments

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

Webinar New Course Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Webinar

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

Face To Face New Course Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid-Overdose Reversal

This one-day course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for with individuals who have experienced reversal of an opioid overdose. This course will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of future overdose.  It will focus on information and referrals that providers can offer an individual after an overdose as well as best practices for agencies to have in place when providing support to clients who have experienced reversal of an overdose.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain risk factors for opioid overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  • Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  • Dispel myths regarding opiate overdose and administration of naloxone;
  • Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  • List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  • Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose;
  • Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Prerequisite: Overdose Prevention and Response, Naloxone Training

Audience: Staff and Peer Workers connected to Drug User Health hubs, health and human service providers who work with people who use drugs.

This one-day course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for with individuals who have experienced reversal of an opioid overdose. This course will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of future overdose.  It will focus on information and referrals that providers can offer an individual after an overdose as well as best practices for agencies to have in place when providing support to clients who have experienced reversal of an overdose.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain risk factors for opioid overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  • Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  • Dispel myths regarding opiate overdose and administration of naloxone;
  • Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  • List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  • Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose;
  • Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Prerequisite: Overdose Prevention and Response, Naloxone Training

Audience: Staff and Peer Workers connected to Drug User Health hubs, health and human service providers who work with people who use drugs.

Face To Face Harm Reduction Approach Overview

This one-day training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the key principles of harm reduction;
  • Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  • Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change;
  • List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors;
  • Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors;
  • Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients; and
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS. 

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

The Point Post Card                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

This one-day training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the key principles of harm reduction;
  • Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  • Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change;
  • List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors;
  • Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors;
  • Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients; and
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS. 

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

The Point Post Card                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

Face To Face Ensuring Competencies for Hepatitis C Testing

This one-day training will define the specific competencies that all staff who offer HCV screening should be able to carry out on a consistent basis in their work with clients. Participants will receive specific tools and resources to assist with meeting these competencies.  Through interactive role plays and real life examples, participants will practice delivering tailored information about Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, diagnosis, disease progression and treatment.  The training will include use of self-assessment tools to help participants build their competencies in all areas of HCV testing, including basic education about HCV, provision of test results, linkage to diagnostic testing, health care services and harm reduction messaging.  

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Deliver accurate messages to clients about HCV transmission, prevention strategies, diagnosis, disease progression and availability of effective treatment;
  2. Explain the meaning of HCV test results and motivate all clients with a reactive result to follow-up with a medical provider for further diagnostic testing;
  3. Deliver tailored harm reduction messages to clients with reactive or non-reactive test results, including educating clients about syringe access options;
  4. Deliver accurate information about new, effective HCV treatment to dispel common myths and fears;
  5. Practice using Motivational interviewing to promote linkage and engagement in health care and other social services.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of HCV information and completion of on-line training in Motivational Interviewing is required.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf 

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                       http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf                                                                                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf    

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf ?                                                                                                                     

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                   http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

 

 

This one-day training will define the specific competencies that all staff who offer HCV screening should be able to carry out on a consistent basis in their work with clients. Participants will receive specific tools and resources to assist with meeting these competencies.  Through interactive role plays and real life examples, participants will practice delivering tailored information about Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, diagnosis, disease progression and treatment.  The training will include use of self-assessment tools to help participants build their competencies in all areas of HCV testing, including basic education about HCV, provision of test results, linkage to diagnostic testing, health care services and harm reduction messaging.  

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Deliver accurate messages to clients about HCV transmission, prevention strategies, diagnosis, disease progression and availability of effective treatment;
  2. Explain the meaning of HCV test results and motivate all clients with a reactive result to follow-up with a medical provider for further diagnostic testing;
  3. Deliver tailored harm reduction messages to clients with reactive or non-reactive test results, including educating clients about syringe access options;
  4. Deliver accurate information about new, effective HCV treatment to dispel common myths and fears;
  5. Practice using Motivational interviewing to promote linkage and engagement in health care and other social services.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of HCV information and completion of on-line training in Motivational Interviewing is required.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf 

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                       http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf                                                                                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf    

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf ?                                                                                                                     

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                   http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

 

 

Face To Face Hepatitis C Prevention with Young People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of HCV infection in young PWIDs;
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of HCV infections among young persons and the prescription drug epidemic;
  • Identify factors impacting young PWIDs’ vulnerability to HCV infection;
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provision;
  • Formulate effective prevention messages that address young PWIDs’ risk behaviors related to drug use; and
  • Identify strategies for HCV prevention, care and treatment for young PWID.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of HCV infection in young PWIDs;
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of HCV infections among young persons and the prescription drug epidemic;
  • Identify factors impacting young PWIDs’ vulnerability to HCV infection;
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provision;
  • Formulate effective prevention messages that address young PWIDs’ risk behaviors related to drug use; and
  • Identify strategies for HCV prevention, care and treatment for young PWID.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Face To Face Safer Injecting and Wound Care

This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; basic care for injection-related infections and wounds, and harm reduction strategies for working with substance users and people who inject drugs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  • Describe basic wound care, and “red flags” requiring medical attention;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar)  or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers 

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster):

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; basic care for injection-related infections and wounds, and harm reduction strategies for working with substance users and people who inject drugs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  • Describe basic wound care, and “red flags” requiring medical attention;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar)  or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers 

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster):

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Online Training Harm Reduction Approach Overview Webinar - Archive

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Online Training Hepatitis C Basics - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

 Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

 Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

Face To Face Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

This one day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

This one day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Face To Face Hepatitis C Medical Care and Treatment Update for Peer Workers

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Non-Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Non-Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Online Training Talking with Clients about Hepatitis C Treatment - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Face To Face Improving Health Care with People who Use Drug (PWUD)

 

This half day training is designed to help non-clinical service providers engage with their clients who use drugs around issues related to health care. It will explore the systemic and individual context in which people who use drugs (PWUD) seek health care and the unique challenges they face in accessing quality health care. The training will provide tools and strategies to offer clients when navigating the health care system, highlighting ways to strengthen and build a more positive relationships between clients who use drugs and their health care providers.  

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of health care for people who use drugs (PWUD) with a focus on common co-occurring issues.
  • List common misconceptions regarding PWUD, their health and access to health care.
  • Identify aspects of what is meant by “quality healthcare”.
  • Describe the concept of “Patient EASE” in assessing PWUD’s access to appropriate healthcare options.
  • Recognize key barriers to quality healthcare for PWUD.
  • Apply strategies and tools to enable PWUD to explore key elements that support doctor-patient relationships.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: 0102 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PEP 4 Prevention https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9871.pdf

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal (9829)

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

 

 

This half day training is designed to help non-clinical service providers engage with their clients who use drugs around issues related to health care. It will explore the systemic and individual context in which people who use drugs (PWUD) seek health care and the unique challenges they face in accessing quality health care. The training will provide tools and strategies to offer clients when navigating the health care system, highlighting ways to strengthen and build a more positive relationships between clients who use drugs and their health care providers.  

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of health care for people who use drugs (PWUD) with a focus on common co-occurring issues.
  • List common misconceptions regarding PWUD, their health and access to health care.
  • Identify aspects of what is meant by “quality healthcare”.
  • Describe the concept of “Patient EASE” in assessing PWUD’s access to appropriate healthcare options.
  • Recognize key barriers to quality healthcare for PWUD.
  • Apply strategies and tools to enable PWUD to explore key elements that support doctor-patient relationships.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: 0102 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PEP 4 Prevention https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9871.pdf

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal (9829)

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

 

Online Training Naloxone Dispensing in Pharmacies and the Naloxone Copayment Assistance Program- ARCHIVE

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

By the end of this archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

By the end of this archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 
Webinar Webinar: Talking with Clients about Fentanyl

This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

 

Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what fentanyl is and the risks associated with fentanyl exposure.
  2. Explore populations that may benefit from messaging around fentanyl risk and harm reduction options.
  3. Discuss risk reduction and safer use messaging specific to fentanyl or drugs that may be cut with fentanyl.
  4. Address concerns that PWUD, and/or service providers, may have around fentanyl.

 

This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

 

Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what fentanyl is and the risks associated with fentanyl exposure.
  2. Explore populations that may benefit from messaging around fentanyl risk and harm reduction options.
  3. Discuss risk reduction and safer use messaging specific to fentanyl or drugs that may be cut with fentanyl.
  4. Address concerns that PWUD, and/or service providers, may have around fentanyl.

 

Online Training What’s the Scoop on Fentanyl? - Archive

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.