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Supporting Safe Communities: Narcan Training, Marion
October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We’re partnering with Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department to provide a free training for health professionals on what to do when an individual is experiencing an opioid overdose.Attendees will learn:
Causes and contributing factors to an overdose
How to identify and respond to someone experiencing an overdose
How to properly administer Narcan to an individual experiencing an opioid overdose
Information on Medication Assisted Treatment
Training is free but registration is required; capacity is limited to 25 participants. Attendees will be eligible for one (1) CEU credit after completing this training.
For more information, contact Jenna Farmer-Brackett at (618) 462-2331, ext.1785.
The training is funded by the Illinois Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Death Grant, which was awarded to the Prevention Department at Chestnut Health Systems. The grant, also known as Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths, allows staff to train individuals and groups on the use of Narcan, and distribute Narcan at no cost.
Additional trainings will be held in Alton and Carbondale.