GOW Task Force sponsors free Narcan training on May 13

Posted 2 May 2020 at 6:42 pm

Press Release, GOW Task Force and GCASA

A free opioid overdose prevention online Narcan training is scheduled for May 13. The program is hosted by the GOW Opioid Task Force and Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Department.

The videoconference training offers two one-hour sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Participants need to attend only one of the sessions to receive credit.

Topics to be covered include the disease of addiction, a brief history of the opioid crisis, signs and symptoms of opioid use and overdose, the overdose reversal drug Narcan, the administration of Narcan and where to obtain Narcan.

“After completing a registration form, an attendee will be sent a link for this online training,” said Christen Ferraro, task force coordinator. “Once the training is complete, that person will receive a free Narcan nasal spray kit from a licensed provider.”

To register, send an email requesting a registration form to cferraro@gcasa.org.

For more information, visit www.gowopioidtaskforce.org.

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