Competency regarding recognizing individuals and situations that are risk bearing for opioid overdose, understanding the pharmacology associated with opioids, and understanding the signs/symptoms of opioid overdose are key to an informed public health response. The administration of nasal naloxone to reverse and opioid overdose is key to victim survival, and there is a lack of self-efficacy in the community and access to naloxone to ensure that opioid overdoses decrease. The Texas A&M Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone Administration program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, confidence, and self-efficacy to confidently administer naloxone to a person believed to be in an opioid overdose state. After taking the program, participants will have a working knowledge of the factors driving the opioid crisis, how naloxone works, how to recognize an overdose, and how to confidently administer nasal naloxone to successfully reverse an overdose.
The virtual Community Opioid Symposium titled, " Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone Administration " will be held on September 25th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Joy Alonzo, M.Engineering, PharmD will be the presenter. This event is free.
To register: Please visit www.wowmansfoundation.com/cos to register for this event.
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The workshop is approved for 1.5 CE clock hours; NBCC credit is not available for this program.