JCHD staff will provide a virtual Narcan training via Zoom on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00-5:00 PM. This training is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of training, and get a rescue kit with two doses of naloxone (we will arrange a time for you to pick these up at the health department after completing the training).
Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription pain medications. If you or a loved one use opioids – prescribed or not – having this medication available in an emergency and knowing how to use it saves lives.
To sign up, email Heather.K.Yost@wv.gov