Since 2007, more than 3,200 people in Boston have received training on how to administer Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, and thousands more people have been educated on overdose prevention techniques.
Participants learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan, and treatment options for opioid users. Narcan will be available to attendees after the training.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, in collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Parkway Community YMCA, is offering this free training to the public. The event will be held at the Parkway Community YMCA (1972 Centre Street, West Roxbury).
All are welcome to attend this FREE event! Please register in advance so we will know how many attendees to expect. To register, contact Tracy Sylven at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 617-983-7451 or email@example.com.