Drug overdoses occur unexpectedly.
Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park residents can learn the right course of action at upcoming trainings.
REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia is a free, virtual workshop the Prince William Community Services Board (CSB) is providing, according to a release from Prince William County.
Participants will learn about addressing overdoses and using the overdose reversing medication naloxone, which is also known as Narcan.
“It’s a lot of good information in an hour, or an hour and 15 minutes, and then we’re able to send people the Narcan nasal spray through the mail,” Community Services Behavioral Health and Wellness Supervisor Heather Martinsen said in a release. “Narcan works just like any kind of nasal allergy spray. You put the tube in one nostril and just squirt.”
The training can address any fears community members may have about providing the drug.
“The procedure isn’t hard, but being in the situation can be overwhelming,” Martinsen said. “The whole process of administering Narcan may seem scary, but it’s not difficult. It’s almost basic CPR principles, where you come across someone who is not responsive, you check and see if they can respond, and if not, administer the Narcan, and call 911.”
Below are the dates for upcoming trainings. You can sign up by clicking on the date.
Those who can’t participate may set up express training by calling the Manassas CSB Office at 703-792-5241 or the Woodbridge CSB Office at 703-792-7373.
More information can be found on the county’s website.
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