Learn How to Recognize & Respond to An Overdose Emergency - Your Efforts Matter!
Students leave with a prescription for naloxone that can be filled at any local pharmacy.
The ongoing opioid epidemic puts many lives at risk from overdose. Nation-wide, there have been about 250,000 opioid-related deaths since 1999. Most are unintended/accidental and occur outside of a medical setting.
Adventist HealthCare has partnered with the Maryland Department of Health to present community-based naloxone training as a part of the overall fight against the consistent increase in death rates.
This 2-hour class includes information on opioids and overdoses, as well as skills practice with various naloxone delivery devices.
Topics of Discussion
The following discussion topics will be covered:
- Defining opioid, naloxone, and overdose
- Identifying an overdose
- How to respond
- Good Samaritan Laws
- How to obtain naloxone
Certificate of Completion
A completion certificate will be issued to each participant at the end of class.