Caroline and I took the Opiate Overdose Rescue Training on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 1-3 pm in Grace Hall at Grace Lutheran Church.
We took the training along with many community leaders, including folks like Rev. Malcolm Stranathan, Rev. Marty Kuchma, Sue Thomas, Marian Shipley, Ted Dix, and Ronnie Wantz, among others.
The workshop was hosted by Families against the Stigma of Addiction, Inc. in partnership with Carroll County Health Department. Our trainers were Heather Asbury, Linda Auerback, Beth Schmidt, and Michelle McVay.
The training was excellent. The purpose of the training was to teach participants about opioids and their effects, how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how to administer Intra-nasal Naloxone, the Good Samaritan Law and other resources.
Hat Tip to Pastors Martha and Kevin Clementson for helping to make the training session happen.