The Northwestern District Attorney's Office and other organizations offer trainings by medical authorities on how to respond to opioids overdoses, evaluate the patient and administer Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse overdoses when necessary.
Hampshire HOPE provides free opioid overdose education and Naloxone (Narcan) training to individuals, businesses, and community organizations. If you'd like to request a training, please contact HampshireHOPE@northamptonma.gov
The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region regularly offers Naloxone (Narcan) training, and posts events on its Facebook page. To learn about upcoming trainings, visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpioidTaskForce/events/?ref=page_internal
Tapestry Health provides a variety of harm reduction services, including syringe access programs, community Naloxone trainings and opioid overdose prevention trainings throughout the Northwestern District. To find out more, visit this link: https://www.tapestryhealth.org/overdose-prevention-services/
The 1-hour training below was offered by the Northwestern District Attorney's Office in the spring and summer of 2014. Presenters include Dr. Ruth Potee, of Valley Medical Group; Dr. Ray Conway, Region 1 Medical Director and Matt Wolkenbreit, executive director at Community 911 Training Inc.
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has posted an online Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit at www.bja.gov/naloxone with important information about naloxone, the potentially life-saving drug, also known by the trade name Narcan, that effectively restores breathing to a victim in the midst of a heroin or other opioid overdose.
The Toolkit will give officers the support they need to prepare for these medical emergencies safely and effectively. Included in it is a variety of resources, including data collection forms, standard operating procedures, training guides, community outreach materials, and memoranda of agreement – all of which can be downloaded by agencies and customized for their own organization.