Community Naloxone/Narcan & OD Prevention Training (Albany, NY)

Community Naloxone/Narcan & OD Prevention Training (Albany, NY)

Aug072019
33 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12210

From 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM

At Albany Social Justice Center

33 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12210

Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) Albany Chapter / Luke | (917) 702-8781 or [email protected]

 

August is International Overdose (OD) Awareness Month. VOCAL-NY's Albany Chapter will be holding a variety of OD Prevention trainings throughout the month. All are welcome! Join us on Wednesday, August 14th @ 5:30 PM for a Naloxone/Narcan and Overdose Prevention Training. We all can arm ourselves with a public health safety tool to keep ourselves, loved ones, and members of our community alive. We will cover the following....

  • Risk factors for opioid-induced overdoses
  • Why and how overdoses occur in the body and brain
  • What naloxone/Narcan is and how it works to reverse opioid-induced ODs
  • How to recognize/identify a potential overdose
  • Learn what the recovery position is & how (& when) to put someone into it
  • How to know when & when not to use naloxone/Narcan
  • How to administer naloxone (intramuscular or intranasal) & call 911
  • Good Samaritan Law *will be covered in great detail so people can feel safe calling 911 - or know what to do for safety if you can't call*
  • Learn rescue breathing
  • Learn how to take care of your kit/carry it safely, and what to do when your kit expires or in case you use a dose
  • After/Follow-up care for people who have been revived from an overdose
  • Get a naloxone/Narcan kit & learn about local harm reduction services & the N-CAP program that can help people get kits for lower to no price
  • Q&A about overdose & OD prevention

RSVP/Contact: Luke (917) 702-8781 or [email protected]

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