This session is part of the College of Public Health's National Public Health Week 2021 event series. Events are open to all—you don't have to be affiliated with CPH to attend!
Philadelphia is experiencing an epidemic of opioid use and, in 2018 alone, an estimated 1,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the city. It is an issue that impacts individuals, families and communities in every part of our city. But the number of opioid overdose deaths in Philadelphia decreased in 2018 for the first time in five years—partly thanks to the fact that more people are carrying Narcan and know how to use it. You can take action to address the crisis. Giving Narcan to someone who is overdosing on opioids can save their life.
Attendees will learn how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone), which blocks the effects of opioids on the body.
Register to receive the link to connect on April 7: www.eventbrite.com/e/narcan-overdose-reversal-training-tickets-142280563997