HSABC Webinar: Coronavirus Outbreak Health and Safety in the Shelter Context

March 19, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

People who are homeless are often more vulnerable than other populations and have compromised immune systems. As the situation changes rapidly, and new protocols and restrictions are put in place, frontline workers need to know what to do to support their clients and those who are homeless.

Discussions will include:
The latest updates from government and health authorities

1) COVID basics
2) Standard precautions
3) Cleaning procedures
4) Social distancing
5) Public health recommendations versus realties of shelter work and low-threshold services
6) Applying public health principles to these services
7) What can you do (as frontline providers)
8) What if you (the worker) are sick?
9) Harm Reduction tips during an outbreak

Instructor: Corey Ranger 

Corey Ranger is a registered nurse with experience working in harm reduction across Alberta--he has facilitated blood-borne pathogens programming for street-entrenched individuals in Edmonton's inner-city core; worked on the harm reduction team in Calgary; started HIV programming in Brooks; and most recently been responsible for implementing naloxone programming and supervised consumption services (SCS) in Medicine Hat. Corey has been a post-secondary instructor for community and mental health nursing at Medicine Hat College, and is an advocate for evidence-informed, pragmatic public policy. Corey is currently project manager for BCcampus, responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a provincial peer training curriculum and standards of practice (SOP).'  


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