badEM Sessions ‘Heroin: Hazards, Healing and Hope’ Oct 10

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badEM Sessions ‘Heroin: Hazards, Healing and Hope’ Oct 10

Brave African Discussions in Emergency Medicine host a ‘deep dive primer’ educating emergency staff on caring for people who inject heroin in emergency care environments.
South Africa has seen a massive increase in intravenous heroin use over the last 2 years.. join Emergency Physician Dr Kat Evans & Psychiatrist Dr Lisa Dannat chairing a symposium bringing together experts from multiple disciplines & fields to answer the tough questions. Topics: Opiate withdrawal, overdose, rehab referral, harm reduction, pain management, infectious complications & communication skills in emergency care contexts.

For more info, and to join: ‘Heroin: Hazards, Healing and Hope‘.

For Safer Injection advice and tips, please see the National Harm Reduction Coalition’s excellent resource here.

For advice on where to obtain clean injecting equipment, and to be connected to harm reduction organisations in your area that provide Opioid Substitution Therapy and other harm reduction services, as well as primary care, please email

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