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Free opioid overdose response training coming to White Marsh, Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health will be offering a free, two-hour training session on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone.

Naloxone is a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose.

Due to limited seating at these, preregistration is required.

Health officials say that overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. In these sessions, participants will learn what to do in the event of an overdose.

Training Dates:

 

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Essex Library
    1110 Eastern Boulevard
    Essex, Maryland 21221
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.
    White Marsh Library
    8133 Sandpiper Circle
    Baltimore, Maryland 21236
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Sussex Elementary School Cafeteria
    515 South Woodward Drive
    Essex, Maryland 21221

Individuals concerned that a family member is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication and those with certificates that will expire within the next three months are encouraged to attend this training.

Individuals with questions about renewing their certificates should call the Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-887-3828.

Training participants will learn:

  • What an opioid is
  • How to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose
  • How to administer intranasal naloxone to reverse an overdose

Those interested in attending should register online here.

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Baltimore County Overdose Training 2020

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