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Narcan & QPR Free Training – Bristol
August 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Save a Life
What is NARCAN?
NARCAN (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills such as oxycodone, codeine and morphine. NARCAN is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.
Who can be prescribed NARCAN?
Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer NARCAN to a person having an overdose.
What is QPR?
It stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. The process follows three steps. (1) Question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help and (3) Refer the person to appreciate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.
Training will include:
Overdose prevention strategies
Signs and symptoms of overdose
How to administer naloxone (NARCAN)
Good Samaritan Law
Support information and resources
Learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond
Participants will receive a FREE NARCAN Kit after completion of the training
*Pre-registration is required – space is limited: contact Abigail Kessler, Event Coordinator, to register at: (860) 314-4690 Ext.5123 or register on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/qprnarcanreg