Opioid Overdose Training: Naloxone (Narcan) Administration Training

In recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, American Addiction Centers’ facilities will educate their respective communities on how to administer the life-saving opioid overdose antidote naloxone, commonly known as Narcan ©.  Last year, the country saw yet another record year of overdose deaths with more than 107,000 lives lost with the primary driver being the synthetic […]

In recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, American Addiction Centers’ facilities will educate their respective communities on how to administer the life-saving opioid overdose antidote naloxone, commonly known as Narcan ©. 

Last year, the country saw yet another record year of overdose deaths with more than 107,000 lives lost with the primary driver being the synthetic opioid fentanyl. In 2021, fentanyl was responsible for more than 88% of all opioid overdose deaths and more than 66% of total overdose deaths.

Addiction Talk” host Joy Sutton will be the host of each facility’s training, which will stream live from the respective facility’s Facebook page. Registration is not required to attend and information about each facility’s training can be seen below:

AdCare Rhode Island – 11:00 a.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Medical Director Dr. Michael Coburn

Recovery First Treatment Center – Noon EDT
Virtual training session presented by Medical Director Dr. Richard Seely

Oxford Treatment Center – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Family Program Coordinator Michael McCallum, MS.

Desert Hope Treatment Center – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Director of Nursing Jonathan Sprecher,RN.

Greenhouse Treatment Center – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual and in-person training session presented by Community Affairs Director Philip VanGuilder located at the Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Facility.

River Oaks – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Director of Nursing Joanna Haughton, BSN, RN.

Sunrise House Treatment Center – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Medical Director Dr. Constantine Diakolios.

AdCare Hospital – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Shelley Modzeleski.

Laguna Treatment Hospital – 7:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual training session presented by Assistant Director of Nursing Rebecca Westergaard.

Participants will have an opportunity for a Q&A with an addiction expert and will be eligible to receive a digital badge indicating that the attendee has been overdose trained by a leading treatment provider.

 

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