GOW Task Force, GCASA sponsoring free online Narcan training on May 13
A free opioid overdose prevention online Narcan training is scheduled for May 13.
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. Once the training is complete, that person will receive a free Narcan nasal spray kit from a licensed provider,” said Christen Ferraro, task force coordinator.
To register, send an email requesting a registration form to: [email protected]
For more information, visit www.gowopioidtaskforce.org.