August 24th is just around the corner and NHADACA, in conjunction with the ATTC and NEIAS, are hosting a Live Stream Naloxone Forum. This is a great opportunity to get your entire staff on the same page without leaving your offices.
PRESENTATION: New England has been ravaged with opioid addiction; heroin use, abuse and dependence; and
unintentional overdose deaths. In response to this epidemic, states have enacted legislation (e.g., 911 Good Samaritan
laws) and educated first responders, medical providers, law enforcement personnel, fire department staff, treatment
providers and the general public on the use and administration of naloxone, a non-scheduled medication that can
counter the effects of opioid overdose. Yet, despite numerous public awareness campaigns, there is still work to be done
to inform communities about the use, benefit, availability, and safety of naloxone. This program is designed to educate
attendees about opioid overdose prevention as well as to discuss the benefits of naloxone distribution from a variety of
perspectives and experiences.
– To raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and naloxone as a potentially life-saving solution
– To explain the history of naloxone, discuss its importance, and identify who can carry and administer it
– To offer innovative approaches to making naloxone available to those who need it
– To demonstrate how to administer naloxone effectively
This event is FREE. CEs are available through NEIAS for a $10 fee. Discussion will include an explanation of how
naloxone works medically, who can carry and administer naloxone, resistance experienced in prescribing this life
saving medication, and novel or innovative approaches to making it available to those who need it.
Please submit potential questions for the panel at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 14, 2015.
For additional information please call (603) 225-7060
We hope you will be able to join us either live or online at this critical event that seeks to educate and
reduce the incidence of opioid overdose deaths in the New England region.
For more information on the presentation and the presenters visit http://www.nhadaca.org/events/24/narcan-forum-live-stream/