In 2020, Nevada was placed on “red alert” status by the National Drug Helpline due to an increase in opioid-related deaths along with 27 other states. As an effort to educate the community about overdose prevention and how to reverse the effects of opioid overdose, Partnership Carson City will offer monthly educational sessions on how to utilize naloxone for the treatment of known or suspected opioid overdoses.
NARCAN® (naloxone) is a medication designed to rapidly and safely reverse an opioid overdose. Developed for first responders, family, friends and caregivers, it is the first nasal formulation of naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdose that does not require specialized training.
Community Health Worker and Outreach Coordinator of PCC Diana Alonso will lead monthly virtual naloxone trainings. The trainings will last one hour and will be open for anyone to join.
The next naloxone training is on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 12 to 1 p.m. and the public can join via Zoom here.
For more information, please contact Diana Alonso at firstname.lastname@example.org.