FREE Narcan Training

Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Nov 27 2019.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

700 PM – 8:30 PM

Frank Greco Senior Center

207 Market Street

Saugerties, NY 12477

 

 

Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This training teaches first responders, 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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.

 

The objectives are:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses related to opioids and the impact within the community
  • Identify risk factors for an overdose
  • Be able to recognize an overdose
  • 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
  • Be able to correctly use naloxone to save lives 

 

Who Should Attend:

This interactive training is tailored for first responders or other likely witnesses to an opioid overdose. Anyone 16 years of age and older are welcome to attend.

 

Why Attend:

  • Become part of the solution to solving the opioid issue in the community
  • Learn how to save a life during an overdose situation
  • Receive education on crucial information related to opioids and the surrounding community

 

For more information or to register, contact:

 

Joseph A. Sinagra, MPA

Saugerties Chief of Police

(845)246-9800

jsinagra@saugertiesny.gov

 

Skip Zimmerman

Opioid Overdose Training Coordinator

518-485-0757

Skip.Zimmerman@oasas.ny.gov

 

General Email:

OpioidSTR.general@oasas.ny.gov

Contact Information

Joseph A. Sinagra, MPA
(845) 246-9800
Frank Greco Senior Center
207 Market St.
Saugerties, NY 12477
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