Learn to Save a Life at #MACoCon – Naloxone Training for Opioid Overdoses

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Naloxone is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.

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 Winter 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 Wednesday, December 7 – take advantage of this potentially life-saving opportunity.

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.

Trainers

  • Gregory Branch, Wm, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, MACHO President, Baltimore County Health Officer

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

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