As part of its multifaceted response to the opioid epidemic, the College of Public Health is offering a free Narcan training for all Temple students, faculty and staff. The training is hosted by the college’s Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education (OCPFE) in partnership with Prevention Point Philadelphia, a health services organization that is a leader in local harm reduction efforts.
Attendees will learn how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone), which blocks the effects of opioids on the body. Giving Narcan to someone who is overdosing on opioids can save their life.
Philadelphia is experiencing an epidemic of opioid use, and in 2018 alone an estimated 1,000 people died from opioid overdoses. It is an issue that impacts individuals, families and communities in every part of our city. But the number of opioid overdose deaths in the city decreased in 2018 for the first time in five years—partly thanks to the fact that more people are carrying Narcan and know how to use it.
You can take action to address the crisis. Learn to use Narcan. Save a life.
Advanced registration is required for this free training, and space is limited.