PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

Pomperaug District Department of Health staffers and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers remain diligent in their efforts to stem the tide of the opiate epidemic sweeping the nation. On the heels of Tuesday evening’s opioid Heroin Education Action Team (TEAM) forum at Oxford High School, public health professionals will host a free Narcan training on May 3 from 6 to 8pm at Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms Rd. In cooperation with Oxford Addictive Substances Information & Services (OASIS) and the CT State Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), this free training includes: overdose prevention strategies; signs and symptoms of an overdose; Good Samaritan laws for people reacting to a suspected overdose; and how to administer naloxone, the medication used to reverse an opiate overdose.
Local pharmacists will be on hand, with mobile prescribing capabilities; attendees are encouraged to bring their insurance card, as most prescription drug insurance plans are accepted. A limited number of Narcan kits are available at no cost for uninsured attendees. Pre-registration is required by calling Pomperaug Health District Medical Reserve Corps Unit Leader Robin Lucas at 203.264.9616 extension 4, or email: robinlucas@pomperaughealthdistrict.org.