How are your sites?

How are your sites?

In services, particularly those offering Injection Equipment Provision (IEP), workers should ask people who inject drugs the question, ‘How are your sites?’

It is important to know how to recognise when injection sites have turned into wounds.

By focusing on the structure of the skin, skin problems in people who inject and the differences in certain types of wounds, this wound awareness course designed by Scottish Drugs Forum will help guide workers in the right direction when examining a person’s sites.


By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure and function of the skin
  • Describe the risks associated with the preparation and injecting of drugs
  • Recognise potential skin problems in people who inject drugs
  • Understand your role in helping people to receive appropriate care for any wounds or complications.

Our e-learning courses can be completed at any date or time, please disregard the 'Start Date' and 'End Date' listed anywhere.

Event Properties

Individual Price Free
Local Authority Area Scotland Wide

Event Trainer(s)

Katerina Vourlakos

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Our Office

Scottish Drugs Forum
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

T: 0141 221 1175

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