Free Opiate/Meth Awareness Training
 
Hyde County Health Department is partnering with Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology to offer a FREE Opiate/ Meth Awareness Training for our area on December 7, 2017.  Please register as soon as possible.

The training will focus on preventing public sector workers from being exposed to opioids and methamphetamine out in the field. 

This training course is designed as a hazard awareness course and informs workers how to recognize these substances and to get out. The course will provide information on NIOSH/CDC and American Convention of Medical Toxicologists recommendations on how to protect oneself from overexposure. The course will also provide information on the use of naloxone to reverse overdose and how to recognize when an overdose occurs.

Who should attend?  All public sector employees who work intimately with the public (i.e. make home visits, home investigations, road side clean-up, etc.)


The course agenda will include:

Understanding the Hazards of Opioids and Crystal Meth
Chemicals Used in Manufacturing Crystal Meth
Overdose: Physiology and Risk Factors for Opiates and Crystal meth
Overdose: Signs and Symptoms
Responding to an Overdose
Exposure Prevention
PPE Required
Using Naloxone

The course will be offered on the following date and times:

December 7, 2017      2 PM               Multi-Purpose Room, Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter

 

December 7, 2017      6 PM               Multi-Purpose Room, Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter

 Note – the same course will be repeated for each time offered above and we expect the course to last about 2 hours.
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