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Overdose Prevention Training

overdose prevention 101
Event Date: November 29, 2017 - 4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2540

University Health Services and Recovery@UMB are hosting this overdose prevention training from Victory Programs in collaboration with UMass Boston Students for Recovery. 

Since 20​07, more than 3,200 people in Boston have received training on how to administer Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, and thousands more people have been educated on overdose prevention techniques. Narcan has been credited with reversing nearly 400 overdoses in Boston in recent years. Statewide, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates that 2,000 lives have been saved due to Narcan. BPHC offers education and training to opioid users, their families and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing. 

At this training, participants will learn about the importance of calling 911 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan, and treatment options to opioid users. For more information please contact Linda Dunphy, director of the University Health Services Health & Wellness Program. To learn more visit our website. 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.