Found A Syringe?

A short step by step guide to what people need to do if they find a used syringe. (Note: There has never been a reported case of transmission of HIV via a community found syringe accidental needle stick).

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Fentanyl test strip instruction sheet

We built upon our friends’ work & here is our version of a non-denominational (i.e., not slanted toward injection) fentanyl test strip instruction sheet. We know quite a few programs have already adopted this for their own services. So we are adding it to our downloads to make access easier.

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Better Vein Care Guide

Better Vein Care/Safer Injection Guide. These 23 images on the poster and postcards represent opportunities for initiating and developing discussions on various aspects related to taking better care of one’s veins and reducing the likelihood of disease transmission through the process of injection.

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CRA Harm Reduction Protocol

This protocol is informed by the practice of Harm Reduction Outreach, as operated by the Chicago Recovery Alliance since January 1992. The refinement of this protocol will facilitate any person interested in practicing Harm Reduction in applying it their population in a manner most consistent with the principles of Harm Reduction. As with all Harm Reduction efforts, this Manual is a work in progress, always looking to make additional positive changes.

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Josh Bamberger’s Abscess Identification and Treatment

This manuscript is intended to be a primer on the care and treatment of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) among injection drug users. It is intended for primary care providers, nurses and lay practitioners who care for people who inject drugs in community settings. While incision and drainage is a simple procedure, we recommend that all SSTI be treated by a licensed provider in a controlled environment. However, if a licensed provider is not available, we hope that this manuscript will assist all people working with drug users to treat people living with SSTI in a manner that reduces suffering to the greatest extent possible.

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