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Endocarditis & Injection Drug Use Seminar Series - Shared screen with speaker view
Katie Upham (she/her) SUNAR
29:38
Getting blood taken in hospital can be extremely stigmatizing if you have a history of IV use too!
Andrzej Celinski
30:49
I've personally had many terrible experiences in hospitals in line with the types of things Natasha is saying and I feel the reforms she is suggesting would make a huge difference. I could go on and on about this but I think Natasha has this covered. Recently I had a surgery at a newly built hospital in Toronto and actually had an amazing experience. The doctors and nurses talked to me, asked my opinion, gave me choices for anesthesia, and were totally okay with providing an opioid prescription for pain following the procedure. Unfortunately as I mentioned this was an exception in my life not the norm and I hope medical professionals take what Natasha is saying seriously.
Tali Magboo Cahill
32:23
… teaching safer injection techniques would be a great role for someone with lived experience working in the hospital
Zoe Dodd
42:17
Ive noticed a lot of people using fent who don't use filters, and people using each others cookers and filters (washes) which obviously would pose a risk. being materially deprived obviously plays a role in to injection practices. Have had cardiologists tells friends who have been in the hospital with endocarditis that they wouldn't help them because they used and basically are saying you're not going to stop, so c'est la vie. Have had two friends die where hospitals denied them care
Andrzej Celinski
45:00
isn't it obvious that doctors should be trained with people who use drugs on how to approach everything that is being discussed
Katie Lines
49:11
I enjoy working in the health care setting with people who use drugs. I have stopped because the hospital and other systems do not allow me to provide the care people need, specifically harm reduction and safe consumption while in hospital for those not in a place to stop injecting at the moment. In your expertise was is the next step we need to take to move the medical system forward to provide harm reduction in hospital and safe or supervised injection?
Chandni Sehgal
56:55
I've experienced healthcare staff not wanting patients with a history of IVDU to be discharged on long-term IV antibiotic therapy due to easing the access for misuse. But the antibiotic therapy is also important. I've struggled with this battle and wondered if there any thoughts on this Natasha and Tommy.
Chandni Sehgal
57:57
Yes a PICC line
Tali Magboo Cahill
59:55
I will be talking about PICC lines!
Jami Gillis
01:01:06
The emergency departments within central zone have been advocating for frontline staff to discharge patients requiring repeat IV antibiotic doses with their IVs insitu. We have been encouraging harm reduction approaches and trying to have frontline staff viewing SUD as the chronic relapsing condition it is rather than a "choice" that patients are making.
Chandni Sehgal
01:02:02
Awesome! Thank you!
Tommy Brothers (he/him)
01:03:11
thomas.brothers@dal.ca
Tommy Brothers (he/him)
01:03:26
https://www.capud.ca/
Natasha Touesnard
01:03:27
natashatouesnard@gmail.com
Brenda Kennedy
01:03:34
This was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I wish more health care professionals in my region could hear this. Thank you!!!
Nadia Fairbairn
01:03:39
Thank you so much Natasha for speaking today! Great session.
Jami Gillis
01:03:45
Thank you!
Andrzej Celinski
01:03:46
thanks everyone!
Chandni Sehgal
01:03:55
This was incredibly insightful! Thank you so much!
Kelly Sequeira (she/her)
01:03:58
Thank you Natasha and Tommy! Great talk!
Jillian Macklin
01:03:59
So awesome. Thanks!!!
Mica Nowak
01:04:00
Thank you, Natasha! What a great talk to start off the series!
Chelsea Gagne
01:04:05
thanks so much!!
Malika Sharma
01:04:11
Thank you so much Natasha!!
asher schranz
01:04:14
Awesome - thanks from North Carolina, US
Martha North
01:04:18
Thank you so much! This was incredible!