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Narcan Training Planned for Dec. 1

You are invited to attend a FREE Narcan training on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Gilman Center.

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, causing more deaths than motor vehicle accidents.

Abuse and death from opiates such as Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Vicodin , Percocette and Heroin are rising at an alarming rate, with Orange County having one of the highest rates in NYS of overdose deaths.

You will learn what you can do in case of a suspected overdose and how to administer the life saving overdose reversal agent Narcan , the antidote to an opiate overdose.

This is a free training on the administration and use of Narcan. A Narcan kit will be provided to you which contains two life saving doses of Narcan.

Please preregister with the link below. Limited to 20 participants. 

https://sunyorange.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0BrQ315tI6fhEEd

Individuals who leave the training will be able to :

recognize the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose

proper administration of Nalaxone/ Narcan

necessary follow up steps

Event date, time and location.

Susan Corbett
Wellness Center
11/10/2016