The Red Cross in Morrisonville, NY, is offering a free Narcan training seminar on Sept. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. Narcan is a brand name for naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opiod overdose. This training is for ALL community members, regardless of your level of knowledge about opioid overdose. Please contact Ursula Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Community members who participate can expect to learn the following:
- Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose;
- Steps in how to respond to an overdose and how to administer naloxone;
- Review the NYSDOH cost-saving program Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP) and identify participating pharmacies where New Yorkers can get naloxone by using their prescription coverage through their health insurance plan; and
- The benefits of the NYS 911 Good Samaritan Law, including the importance of calling emergency medical services.