Free naloxone training
February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free naloxone training to be offered every month in Dutchess
The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health will host free training sessions to teach participants how to use naloxone to counteract an opioid overdose.
Naloxone is an intranasal medicationthat reverses the effects of opioids. Participants will receive a naloxone kit as part of the training, according to the health department.
The sessions are open to the public and do not require registration. Participants will learn about naloxone, how to recognize an overdose and how to treat it.
The health department trained about 1,800 people on how to use naloxone in 2018.
The training sessions will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Stabilization Center, 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie, on the following
❚ Jan. 23
❚ Feb. 27
❚ March 27
❚ April 24
❚ May 22
❚ June 26
❚ July 24
❚ Aug. 28
❚ Sept. 25
❚ Oct. 23
❚ Nov. 27
❚ Dec. 18 Individuals can also receive on-demand naloxone training anytime at the Dutchess County Stabilization Center.
“Every minute counts when an overdose is suspected,” said A. K. Vaidian, commissioner of the health department. “All residents, even those who do not believe they know someone who may experience an overdose, are strongly encouraged to learn how to give Narcan to save a life.”
For more information on the training, contact Amanda Brennan, Opioid Education Coordinator, at 845-486-2844 or abrennan@dutchessny. gov.