JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is sponsoring another free opioid overdose response (Narcan) training session today at 4 p.m. at Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), 501 West Third St., Suites 3 and 4, Springhorn Building, in Jamestown.
The class is open to the public and will provide training to community members who wish to learn to respond to an opioid overdose by administering naloxone, also known as Narcan.
Narcan is an opioid antagonist which reverses opiate effects of sedation and respiratory depression during an opioid overdose. It can be administered by first responders or friends and family of someone who is experiencing an opiate overdose.
The goal of the training is to prevent death and other negative consequences of opioid overdose by training non-medical responders to recognize a suspected opioid overdose and to take appropriate action.
The training session lasts 90 minutes and is open to the public. Call 716-664-3608 to register for the training as spots are limited.