82-68 164th Street (auditorium) in Jamaica
Borough President Melinda Katz will join NYC Health + Hospitals in co-sponsoring an event to train members of the public on how they can potentially save the lives of people suffering from opioid overdoses.
The training will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon in the auditorium of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens at 82-68 164th Street in Jamaica. Attendees will learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to properly and safely administer naloxone medication to reverse it.
Naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan®) is a medication that can be used on an emergency basis by non-medical professionals to treat opioid overdoses to prevent fatalities. Naloxone is administered by nasal spray and has saved the lives of many who have overdosed on opioids such as heroin, prescription pain killers and fentanyl.
This free, two-hour training session will include a presentation from NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens about the nationwide opioid epidemic and its impact in Queens. It will be followed by a training on how to administer naloxone nasal spray. Free kits containing naloxone nasal spray will be distributed at the end of the training to individuals age 12 and older.
The training will also include information about what NYC Health + Hospitals is doing to combat the opioid epidemic, what treatment is available in the community for opioid addiction, and what New Yorkers can do to prevent opioid overdoses.
Please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-883-2208.