As efforts to combat opioid overdose deaths increase, local health departments are enhancing opportunities to learn life saving techniques online.
Worcester County Health Department is one of a number of county facilities, making an effort to save as many lives as possible from the opioid epidemic. Opioid overdose reversal drugs have been a key to avoiding even more casualties of the crisis. Knowing when and how to use these powerful medications is paramount to a beneficial outcome.
Worcester’s County Health Department has simplified the process, making it even more accessible for people to get trained. By making the information available online to any willing participant, this life saving knowledge can be accessed anywhere and at anytime by individuals with access to a web enabled device. The training includes a quick beginning survey followed by a brief 15 minute video seen below, and one more post training survey. Individuals who complete the exercise can receive a copy of their completion certificate for their records by sending a follow up email.