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Suffolk County Announces Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 5/16/2018 | Views: 347

 

         Training includes administration of intranasal naloxone

 

 

County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes.

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal naloxone and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes intranasal naloxone. The classes will take place as follows:

 

In conjunction with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad and Legislator William Spencer, MD

Saturday, June 2, 2018

12p.m.-1p.m.

Huntington Community First Aid Squad

2 Railroad Street

Huntington Station, NY 11746

 

Community Drug Awareness and Opioid Overdose Prevention

In conjunction with the North Babylon Community Youth Services

Thursday June 7, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

North Babylon Teen Center

213 Phelps Lane

North Babylon, NY 11703

RSVP required to donnanbcys@gmail.com

Or call 631-422-0333

 

Hosted by Community Ambulance Company, a New York State Dept. of Health Authorized Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

This class also includes training in hands-only CPR

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Community Ambulance Company Headquarters

420 Lakeland Ave.

Sayville, NY 11782

RSVP required by going to https://narcantraining2018.eventbrite.com

 

Learn more about the program; watch “Saving One Life at a Time with Narcan at Suffolk’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.”

 

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