Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Training for Staff Working with People Who Use Drugs

  • Date: 04/11/2020
  • Time: 09:30-16:00
  • Address: Seminar Room, Kings Cross Hospital, Clepington Road, DD3 8EA
  • City: DUNDEE

Facilitated by Scottish Drugs Forum

Course Assessment: Post course evaluation

Target Group: All professionals wanting to increase their knowledge around blood borne viruses and in particular those who work with people who use drugs

Minimum No of Participants: 10

Aim: To increase workers’ understanding and knowledge of key issues related to blood borne viruses – (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV) with a particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use harm reduction, injection equipment provision and sex.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Competently and confidently engage with service users and professionals on issues around BBVs
  • Recall transmission routes and prevention strategies of the different BBVs
  • Understand the public health priorities for each of the three BBVs for people who use drugs
  • List key resources and services available to support those affected by BBVs