Wed, Jun 14|
Webster Public Library - meeting room
FREE Naloxone Training 6/14 at the Webster Public Library
This 1-hour class prepares you to save the life of a suspected opioid overdose patient using a nasal spray. You will be given a free naloxone kit to take home.
Time & Location
Jun 14, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Webster Public Library - meeting room, 980 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580, USA
About the Event
Webster Health and Education Network is pleased to present naloxone training for those who live or work in Webster.
This 1-hour class prepares you to save the life of a suspected opioid/heroin overdose patient using a simple nasal spray. The overdose reversal kit will be given to registrants upon completion of the training session. Registration is required so we know how many kits are needed. We recommend using a personal email address to register, as some business and school organizations block outside email content and this is our only way to let you know if there is a change or cancellation. All adult, Webster-area community members over 18 are welcome.
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 underage chemical use, we recognize that naloxone can offer people a critical second chance for recovery.