Free Naloxone Lay Person Training for Scott County< Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent overdose by opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and prescription opiates. It blocks opioid receptor sites, reversing the toxic effects of the overdose. Naloxone is administered when someone is showing signs of opioid overdose. The Indiana State Department of Health, the Scott County Health Department, and CEASe are sponsoring a Free Naloxone Lay Person Training on Monday, April 30, from 5 to 6 pm, in the Scott Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 1451 N. Gardner St., Scottsburg, Indiana.
Participants will learn about the causes and conditions of the opioid public health crisis that is impacting our state and the nation. They will also gain important knowledge on the chronic disease of addiction, signs and symptoms of opioid use and overdose, the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and the administration of naloxone. Each person will leave with information about treatment resources for opioid use disorder in the community.
Registration is required by texting 812-820-0620 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 27.