By Eden Laikin
County Executive Ed Mangano, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of Nassau, announced that another free lifesaving Overdose Prevention training seminar, utilizing the powerful Opiate Antidote -Narcan, will take place in Hempstead on Sept 23.
It will be held in the morning on that Tuesday, especially for those who have been unable to attend any of the County’s previous evening trainings. Anyone can attend and be trained, but seating is limited. You must pre-register either to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 516-571-6105; or by calling the MHA at 516-489-2322 X 1250.
County Executive Mangano said the training – called GET THE SKOOP: Skills and Knowledge on Overdose Prevention – teaches you all you need to know about the reversal agent called Narcan.
“Learn what it is, why you can use it, what the laws are regarding it, how to recognize signs of an overdose, and what the 8 steps are to save someone’s life including how to administer it.”
At the end of the training, each trainee (over the age of 18) will be given a free kit containing intranasal Narcan).
The training is being provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services’ (OMHCDDDS) Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign.
The OMHCDDDS was state-certified in September 2012 as an Overdose Responder program and has so far trained more than 2,000 ordinary citizens throughout the County, including family members of those addicted to substances. Narcan kits are provided free to the program, by the NYS Health Department.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
TIME: 9:30am – 11:30am (Sign-in starts at 9:00am)
WHERE: 16 Main St, Hempstead, NY 11550