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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Condition Specific Info / Support - Wound Care

Wounds Canada

Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada. Dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve the health of Canadians at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.

Friends of the organization include health-care professionals and students, researchers, corporate supporters, government decision-makers, caregivers and, most importantly, patients.

CAWC is dedicated to a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to wound management and prevention to improve the health of Canadians. Our Association focuses our efforts in key areas:

CAWC Focus:
1. Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes
2. Public advocacy and education on how to prevent and manage wounds
3. Research to enhance understanding of effective wound management and prevention
4. Creating and nurturing partnerships to support the CAWC’s goals of improving patient outcomes
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Address / Contact Info
Canadian Association of Wound Care
PO Box 35569 York Mills Plaza
, North York, ON, M2L 2Y4
Phone: (416) 485-2292
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-710-2289
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Wound Care
Community Headings: Community Resource