20 May 14
Taking their lives into their own hands
Presented by Dr Ingrid van Beek AM, Tony Jackson and Dr Karen Chronister.
A growing number of countries have initiated ‘peer naloxone distribution’ programs over the past decade to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdose. The Kirketon Road Centre in Kings Cross and the Langton Centre in Surry Hills commenced the state’s first program, known as the OPEN (overdose prevention and emergency naloxone) Project, in 2012. This Project involves training people who inject opioids in the prevention, recognition and emergency treatment of opioid overdose, including the intramuscular administration of naloxone HCl. The presenters will discuss the background rationale for the OPEN Project, and their experience so far, also reporting preliminary results of its evaluation to date.
20 May 14
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
Dr Greg Button is the Director of Emergency Medicine at Orange Hospital and a retrieval specialist with Orange Rescue Helicopter. Greg will review chest, abdominal & pelvic trauma encountered in the prehospital setting and discuss its treatment.
Welcome to the New ANZCP Website
As you can see, ANZCP has a new website. We have been working hard on the site to make sure we got it right, but as with any new website, we know there will be further improvements that we will make o...