MINDEN, Nev. — Partnership Douglas County is teaming up with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) to offer a free virtual community naloxone training via Zoom on July 15th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Naloxone is a drug that quickly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
CASAT Project Coordinator, Morgan Green, will lead the hour-long training session focused on informing the community of the opioid overdose epidemic, and how to identify and possibly reverse an opioid overdose with the help of naloxone.
Attendees will learn how to recognize an opioid overdose. Signs include slowed speech, constricted pupils, dark fingerprints and lips, and unconsciousness.
Each attendee will leave with a rescue kit that includes two doses of nasal naloxone that can be used whenever an opioid overdose is suspected.
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To schedule a naloxone training or to learn more about Partnership Douglas County’s efforts in preventing opioid deaths, visit www.pdcnv.org or call (775) 782-8611.