S07: Tooling up to Prevent Overdoses
About 90% of all overdose fatalities happen inside; washrooms are a particularly high-risk place for people who use drugs alone, even though Vancouver has eight public places for people to use drugs under supervision. This session examines the strategies and ideas that operators can implement immediately to increase washroom safety (with or without finances), and additional strategies such as peer engagement, shared spaces for drug consumption, agency overdose/drug policy, collaboration with health authorities, naloxone accessibility and more.
Presenters: Shannon Riley, Clinical Educator, Overdose Emergency Response, Prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health; Marina Classen, TORO Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative; Samantha Pranteau, TORO Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative; Kimberly Murphy, Coordinator, Harm Reduction Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM