Naloxone for First Responders: Overdose Prevention Project set for Wednesday

By on May 5, 2016

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine and A.S.A.P Lititz, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is working to save lives by providing Naloxone (“Narcan”), a medication that safely reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to first responders and other community partners in Lancaster County.

The event will be held at the Lititz recCenter, 301 Maple St., Lititz, on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m.

The target audience for this event includes family, friends and community members interested in learning about overdose prevention and receiving a free Narcan kit. This event is open to members of the community (no registration required) interested in learning about overdose recognition, prevention, and Narcan administration.

The following learning objectives will be met in order to receive a free Narcan kit:

  • Identify 3 signs and symptoms of an opiate/heroin overdose
  • Correctly state the sequence of response if/when one discovers an overdose victim
  • Demonstrate proper sequence of assembly of the mucosal atomizer device to the Narcan medication syringe
  • Simulate administration of the Narcan medication on a mannequin
  • Explain how to access available resources in Lancaster County for addiction referral and recovery

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