Saugerties holds overdose prevention training Feb. 26

New Paltz Chief of Police Joseph Snyder simulates the administration of Narcan, which can save a person from an opiate overdose. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Saugerties Police will distribute overdose prevention kits and teach attendees how to use them Feb. 26 at the Senior Center, 207 Market St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

First-respondors and anyone over the age of 16 who may be likely to witness an opiate overdose should attend. All participants will receive a free Naloxone rescue kit.

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The session’s objectives are as follows:

  • to increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses related to opioids and the impact within the community
  • to identify risk factors for an overdose
  • to be able to recognize an overdose
  • to be able to identify the five essential steps for first responders as outlined in the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in the event of an overdose
  • to be able to correctly use Naloxone to save lives

 

Why attend (according to organizers):

  • to become part of the solution to solving the opioid issue in the community
  • to learn how to save a life during an overdose situation
  • to receive education on crucial information related to opioids and the surrounding community

 

To register, call or email:

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