2015 Overdose Prevention Implementation Strategies

Sunday, March 29, 2015
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sharon Stancliff, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY
Reverend Fred Wells Brason II, President/CEO, Project Lazarus, and Project Director, Community Care of North Carolina’s Medicaid Management System Statewide Chronic Pain Initiative, Moravian Falls, NC
Pam Lynch, LLMSW, WhoSoEver Collaborative, Traverse City, MI

 

There have been significant increases in overdose deaths related to prescription drug misuse and illicit heroin in the past 10 years. Thus, there is a significant need for both systemic and individual interventions for healthcare professionals and first responders to address opioid overdoses.

This session will cover Overdose Prevention Programs that include the distribution of naloxone, training of non-healthcare first responders, and the current evidence for bystander administration of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Please go to http://www.aatod.org/national-conference/2015-aatod-conference-atlanta/continuing-education-credit/ for more information on continuing education credits for each section of the website.

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