(JACKSON CO.) – In an effort to reduce the harmful impacts of substance abuse, residents of Jackson and Jennings counties are invited to attend free virtual naloxone training and will receive two doses of naloxone by mail after completing the training.
This training is provided by the Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center in partnership with the Center for Rural Engagement.
Training sessions will take place from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday and from Noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Information about the Zoom sessions is available online at rural.indiana.edu/events.
Attendees will learn how to administer naloxone, an emergency treatment used to reverse opioid overdose, through both nasal and injection methods. Those participating will also have an opportunity to ask questions after the session.
Following the training, attendees will be asked to complete a brief knowledge check and will receive two free doses of naloxone in the mail.
The Naloxone is provided in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium, and Indiana Recovery Alliance.