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Overdose Prevention and Take Home Naloxone Training
Wed, 5 April 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MDT
In response to the Fentanyl crisis, ARCHES Lethbridge is providing Naloxone training, which will be held at Lethbridge College.
Fentanyl use has become a crisis in Alberta, with 272 detected overdose deaths in 2015 alone. There is a high incidence of overdose in recreational users due to Fentanyl now being mixed with other drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, then unknowingly bought. Overdose Prevention and Take Home Naloxone Training is a harm reduction initiative put forth by Alberta Health, in hopes to decrease the incidence of death by overdose.
This training will provide you with the skills to detect an overdose from Fentanyl, and how to respond in this emergency situation. The training will also provide you with a certification, which can be applied to a resume. Naloxone kits will not be issued at the session but will be made available at ARCHES for participants.
These sessions are open to members of the public, as well as Lethbridge College students, staff and faculty.