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Save a Life – Free QPR & Narcan Training – Ellington
September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
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
*Registration is required—space is limited
For more info and to register, please email email@example.com or call Ellington Youth Services at 860-870-3130 by September 16th.
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 appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.
*This event is funded in whole by grant #1H79T1081693-01 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA or HHS.