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Important Naloxone Training at Margaretville Hospital December 3rd

Written By Editor on 11/26/19 | 11/26/19

Training Description:

Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of
fatal overdoses. This training teaches first responders, likely opioid
overdose witnesses and community members to understand,
recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using
naloxone. Participants will learn ways to obtain free or low-cost
naloxone for personal use. This training is modeled after the
evidence-based SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.

Training objectives include:
• to increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses
related to opioids and the impact within the community
• to identify risk factors for an overdose
• to be able to recognize a suspected overdose
• to be able to identify the five essential steps for first
responders as outlined in the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose
Prevention Toolkit in the event of an overdose
• to be able to correctly use naloxone to save lives
• to understand how to access the Naloxone Co-payment
Assistance Program (NCAP) to obtain free or low-cost
naloxone.

Who Should Attend:

This interactive training is tailored for first responders or other likely
witnesses to an opioid overdose.
Why Attend:
• to become part of the solution to solving the opioid issue in
the community
• to learn how to save a life during an overdose situation
• to receive education on crucial information related to opioids
and the surrounding community

Background:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) awarded states grants as part of the State Targeted
Response (STR) to the opioid crisis. One of New York State’s
initiatives as part of the grant focuses on addressing opioid overdose
related fatalities in counties showing very high rates of overdose
deaths and emergency department visits related to opioid use
disorder. This initiative involves training thousands of first responders
and other likely witnesses in these counties.

In Cooperation With

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM
Margaretville Hospital
42084 State Highway 28
Margaretville, NY 12455

For more information and to register
today, please contact:
Kimberly Lacey
(845) 586-2631, extension 3114
kimberly.lacey@hahv.org

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