What: A free 60-minute class on how to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose.
Who: Anyone who wants to learn how to prevent an overdose and respond with Naloxone in an overdose situation are welcome to attend free of charge. Registration is not required.
Where: The Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Avenue, Provo, UT 84601
Participants will learn the following:
- What an overdose is and how it happens
- What an opioid is and common types of opioids
- Local overdose statistics
- Risk factors for overdose
- Overdose prevention tips including:
- Safe Use
- Safe Storage
- Safe Disposal
- Prevention Planning
- What Naloxone is and how it can reverse an overdose.
- The four types of Naloxone and how to administer them.
- How to respond to an overdose – the 5 R’s
- Recognize- Signs of an overdose
- Respond- Call 9-1-1
- Reverse- Administer Naloxone
- Rescue Breathing- Perform rescue breathing
- Refer- Stay until help arrives and follow up with treatment resources
- Practice responding to an overdose using the 5 R’s
- Overdose prevention laws and liability
- Local resources to access Naloxone and substance use treatment
When: The Overdose Prevention Training classes are scheduled to start in Fall 2017. Dates and times will be posted here as soon as they are available.
For questions please contact Annie Nicholes at AnnieN@utahcounty.gov