Mon, Sep 12|
FREE 1-Hour Narcan/Naloxone Training
Time & Location
Sep 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Webster, 1030 Jackson Rd, Webster, NY 14580, USA
About the Event
Webster Health and Education Network (WHEN:DFCC) is pleased to present Naloxone training for local residents through the Monroe County Office of Mental Health at a convenient Webster location.
This 1-hour class prepares you to save the life of a suspected opioid/heroin overdose patient using a nasal spray. You'll be handed the overdose reversal kit upon completion of the training session.
Seating is limited, so registration is required for this FREE class. We recommend using a personal email address to register, as some business and school organizations block outside email content. We will notify you in advance if the class time or date changes, and we'll send you a reminder the day of class.
Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses an overdose and blocks the effects of opioids. When a person is overdosing on an opioid, they can experience over-sedation, breathing can slow down or stop, causing their heart to stop beating. Naloxone temporarily counteracts these life-threatening effects. The latest version of the overdose prevention kits contain a form of naloxone that can be sprayed into a person’s nose. There are no serious side effects, although the patient might experience opioid withdrawal symptoms upon waking. The American Medical Association and others have endorsed community-based, educational programs that distribute naloxone.
While our coalition's primary goal is the prevention of chemical use, we recognize that Naloxone can offer people a critical second chance for recovery.