The Library has partnered with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, BRIDGES, and the Central Region Addiction Resource Center to learn how to respond to an overdose situation. This event will be in held March 21st at 6:00pm.
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.
Interested attendees can register for this event by contacting Project Coordinator Lauren Davie at 315-697-3947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free and open to the public; sponsored by BRIDGES.