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How to Save a Life - Administering Naloxone 101

Class Details

September 5, 2018 1-2PM (EST)
Bonnie White EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CCM, Interim Assistant Dean, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA
Francis Melaragni, MBA, CMA, Director of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business Program, MCPHS, Boston, MA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicates 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Further, the CDC states that from 1999-2016, more than 350,000 Americans have died from an overdose involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids. As alarming as these numbers are, they would likely be 2-3 times higher except for a simple and safe intervention that can be administered by anyone who has some basic knowledge and a brief training. This session will show you how it is possible to effectively recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and successfully administer naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Distributing naloxone to laypersons has resulted in thousands of overdose reversals and many saved lives. This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug .
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
• Learn the 5 simple steps that can help save a life – including how to administer Naloxone
• Learn what Naloxone is, how it works and where you can get it
• Understand the Good Samaritan laws that protect you as it it pertains to administering Naloxone

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Sep 5, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

Join us for a series of one-hour webinars about topics related to the prevention and treatment of  substance use disorder and mental health.

You are invited to attend all of the webinars, or only the ones that you are interested in. Each webinar has a specific focus within the mental health and substance use disorder fields. The format of each webinar will be a presentation from a medical or community professional currently working to help people with substance-use disorders. The presenters will share their personal experiences and what they have learned by being involved on the front lines of addiction prevention and treatment.

Through each webinar, it is our goal to provide a professional perspective that combines research and/or evidence-based information along with personal experience to further
understanding, and to hopefully alleviate the stigma about topics that are timely relating mental health and the opioid health crisis.

Objectives: 

Each webinar has its own specific learning objectives.