Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, recently announced it has teamed up with Egyptian Health Department to provide two free trainings for health professionals about what to do when an individual is experiencing an opioid overdose.
One training session will be held in Marion on Oct. 29 from noon – 1 p.m. at 1307 West Main Street. The last training session will be held in Carbondale on Dec. 6 from noon – 1 p.m. at 2311 South Illinois Avenue.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central
Centerstone 2311 S. Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62903
In this free training hosted by April Scales, Overdose Prevention Educator with the Egyptian Health Department and Centerstone’s Angela Manns, RN, BSN, QMHP, attendees will:
• Learn the causes and contributing factors to an overdose
• Learn how to identify and respond to someone experiencing an overdose
• Learn how to properly administer Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of opioids, to an individual experiencing an opioid overdose
• Gain information on Medication Assisted Treatment
More information about each training session, including how to register, can be found at centerstone.org/marion-narcan-training and centerstone.org/carbondale-narcan-training.
“Everyone is welcome to attend,” said Jenna Farmer-Brackett, Clinical Excellence Coordinator of Centerstone in Illinois. “The training provided can help those who attend save a life. Attendees who complete the training will receive a kit, which includes two intranasal doses of Narcan, which would not be harmful if given to someone not experiencing an opioid overdose.”
Attendees will be eligible for one (1) CEU credit after completing this training. The number of attendees is limited to 25 in each training session, so register early. Only one training session is needed.
The training is supported in-full or in-part by a contract to EHD from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, as part of the Illinois Opioid-State Targeted Response grant from the U.S. department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
For more information, contact Farmer-Brackett at (618) 462-2331, ext.1785.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
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