Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fentanyl Information Series

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The purpose of the Fentanyl Information Series is to provide up to date information to First Nations on how best to respond to the issue of Fentanyl and other Opioids On Reserve.


Session Description: Featuring Dr. Nicholas Etches, Medical Officer of Health for Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services and Dr. Chris Sarin, FNIHB Lead of Fentanyl Response. This session will include:

  • Update on the Fentanyl Crisis in Alberta
  • Review of the latest provincial data on the impact of Fentanyl
  • Discussion of the evidence for the Take Home Naloxone program, which is designed to lower the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Alberta
  • Discussion of the FNIHB/FN components of the Take Home Naloxone program

Target Audience: All those involved in mental health, addictions, and preventive programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Fentanyl Information Series Session 1

Recordings:


Session Description:  Featuring Dr. Chris Sarin (FNIHB Lead of Fentanyl Response), Fiona Jakielaszek (Nurse Manager Operations) and supported by David Turner (AHS Aboriginal Health Program) and Trish Hanson (Alberta Health, Take Home Naloxone Program). This session will include:

  • Targeted information for Treaty 6 and 8
  • Discussion to increase understanding of Take Home Naloxone
  • Identification of points of access
  • Identification of steps communities can take to increase access

Target Audience: All those involved with mental health, addictions, and preventative programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Fentanyl Information Series Session 2a

Recordings: 


Session Description: Featuring Dr. Chris Sarin (FNIHB Lead of Fentanyl Response) and supported by David Turner (AHS Aboriginal Health Program) and Trish Hanson (Alberta Health, Take Home Naloxone Program). This session will include:

  • Targeted information for Treaty 7
  • Discussion to increase understanding of Take Home Naloxone
  • Identification of points of access
  • Identification of steps communities can take to increase access

All those involved with mental health, addictions, and preventative programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Fentanyl Information Series Session 2

Recordings:

 

Session Description: Featuring Martin Schiavetta, Staff Sergeant with Calgary Police Service Drug Vice Unit, Pierre Blais, Staff Sergeant with Edmonton Police Service ALERT/CFSEU Edmonton Region and Dr. Chris Sarin, FNIHB Lead of Fentanyl Response. This session will include:

  • Discussion of how it became a public health crisis
  • Overview of how Fentanyl is being distributed in Canada
  • Description/discussion of safe handling procedures

Target Audience: All those involved in mental health, addictions, and preventive programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Fentanyl Crisis in Alberta: From an Enforcement Perspective

Recordings:

 

Session Description: In this presentation in the Fentanyl series, we will hear from two Harm Reduction agencies that are actively working on reserve to decrease the impact of illicit Fentanyl and other street drugs. Harm Reduction is an approach to working with drug users that does not demand total abstinence. Harm Reduction is increasingly being adopted worldwide as an effective way to decrease the impact of drug use in communities. The presenters will speak on their practical experiences implementing Harm Reduction activities on reserve, including lessons learned from nearly one year of Take Home Naloxone kit distribution and associated awareness and training activities. Common concerns related to Harm Reduction will be addressed, and practical suggestions will be given as to how to implement effective Harm Reduction interventions on reserve.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic principles of Harm Reduction and the evidence behind its effectiveness
  • Learn about Harm Reduction activities currently occurring on reserve in Alberta
  • Develop practical approaches to address common concerns related to Harm Reduction programming

Target Audience: All those involved in mental health, addictions, and preventive programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

There are no handouts available for this session.

Recordings:

Session Description: Featuring Dr. Chris Sarin (FNIHB Lead of Fentanyl Response), and supported by David Turner (AHS Aboriginal Health Program) Alberta Health Services, Take Home Naloxone Program). This session will include:

  • Discussion to increase understanding of Take Home Naloxone
  • Identification of points of access through AHS – Pharmacy Distribution sites
  • Identification of steps communities can take to increase access

Target Audience: All those involved with mental health, addictions, and preventative programs on reserve in Alberta, including Health Directors, NNADAP staff, Front Line Workers, leadership and other band staff.

Handouts:

The following handouts are available for this session: Take Home Naxalone Training , Second Stage Housing , Treatment Program Information Package

Recordings: