Mangano announces new lifesaving initiative

School nurses will now be able to administer a lifesaving antidote, in schools, to save a student from a fatal Opiate overdose, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Cuomo’s announcement yesterday will allow schools to administer the lifesaving medication Naloxone – or Narcan – to treat students suffering from a heroin or prescription drug overdose.
The authorization and $272,000 to distribute the meds was included in the new state budget approved by Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature.
Under Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s leadership, Nassau County became state-certified in 2012 to train its civilians, those with no previous medical training. County officials have trained more than 3,600 civilians at more than 70 events, since Sept. 2012. Narcan kits are given, free, to each trainee – thanks to the Harm Reduction division of the NYS Department of Health. All police on patrol and AMTs are also trained to administer the life-saving antidote.
To learn how to administer Narcan, residents may attend any of the following free seminars:
Mon, April 27: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert Street 7pm-9pm;

Thurs, May 7: Freeport High School, 50 S. Brookside Avenue. 7pm-9pm;

Wed, May 20: Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Avenue 7pm-9pm;

Tues, June 16: Plainedge High School, 241 Wyngate Drive. Massapequa. 7pm-9pm.

You must rsvp to Eden Laikin at elaikin@nassaucountyny.gov or by calling 516-571-6105. For more information, please visit http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose.

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