Opioid abuse and addiction is a major public health crisis that affects the health, economic, and social welfare of millions of people in the United States. In Maryland, opioid-related deaths and usage continue to rise in epidemic proportions. Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent overdose by opioids such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. It blocks opioid receptor sites, reversing the toxic effects of the overdose.
At this year’s MACo Summer Conference, you can receive hands-on training and certification in recognizing and responding to opioid overdose by administering naloxone. This training, provided by the Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO) will be available on both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning so that attendees have multiple opportunities to take advantage of this potentially life-saving opportunity. Only 1 session is required to receive certification.
View the Learn to Save a Life Naloxone Training Flyer and see below for more details:
Title: Learn to Save a Life – Naloxone Training for Opioid Overdoses
Description: Participants will receive in-person, hands-on training and certification in recognizing and responding to opioid overdose with naloxone. Naloxone is a prescription medication that safely and effectively reverses an opioid (heroin and prescription pain relievers) overdose. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate and a kit containing educational materials and the medication.
- Gregory Branch, Wm, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, MACHO President, Baltimore County Health Officer
- Barbara Brookmyer, MD, MPH, Frederick County Health Officer
- Dianna Abney, MD, Charles County Health Officer
Date/Time: Friday, August 19, 2016; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Also: Saturday, August 20, 2016; 8:00 am – 9:15 am
The MACo summer conference will be held August 17-20, 2016 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “Cyber Solutions: Counties in the Digital Age.”
Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:
- Registration Brochure – with full schedule and session descriptions