March 9, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
1700 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA
With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health offers FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.
Trainings will be held at the Free Library of South Philadelphia Branch at 1700 S Broad St.
Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 1200 people in 2017 and 1,116 people in 2018. The Medical Examiner reports that 88% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. The majority of these fatal overdoses happen indoors, in private residences. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the overdose crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:
- Information about the current state of the overdose crisis in Philadelphia
- Potential risk factors for opioid overdose
- Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
- Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it
- The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose
- Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection
Learn more about naloxone and how to get it
For more information on Philadelphia's plans to address the opioid crisis.
To register or address any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Registration encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome!