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Opioid Overdose Rescue (Narcan) Training @ NFHS session 1

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Niagara Falls High Schoolf

4455 Porter Road

Amphitheatre

Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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Training Audience This interactive training is tailored for those likely to respond to or witness an opioid
overdose.

Participants will receive a free naloxone rescue kit after completing the training.

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.

Training Description

Naloxone (Narcan) has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This training teaches likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse opioid overdoses using a naloxone rescue kit. Participants will receive a free naloxone rescue kit after completing the training. This training is modeled after the evidence-based SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.

Training Objectives

  • 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 an 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

This training is being brought to you by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in Cooperation with the Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force Public Awareness / Involvement Subcommittee

Background:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded states grants as part of the State Targeted Response (STR) to the opioid epidemic. 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.

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4455 Porter Road

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Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Canada

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