Free Naloxone Certification Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Elizabeth A. Adkins, MS
Director of Health & Wellness/PIO
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Office (304) 523-6483 x 258
FREE Naloxone Certification at Cabell-Huntington Health Department Beginning Wednesday, November 4th.
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia. Cabell-Huntington Health Department in partnership with Marshall University School of Pharmacy will begin offering FREE Naloxone certification and educational sessions beginning Wednesday, November 4th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, located at 703 7th Avenue in Downtown Huntington.
These educational sessions will be taught by Charles Babcock, Pharm.D. Babcock is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Administration and Research at The Marshall University School of Pharmacy.
Naloxone education and certification is highly recommended for anyone involved in drug use to include but not limited to; drug users, family members and caregivers of drug users, first responders, etc. Naloxone will NOT be distributed at these sessions. Education will be provided on the administration of the medication, side effects, society and culture.
Naloxone which is also known as Narcan is a medication that blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. Naloxone can SAVE a life.
Naloxone certification sessions will be offered every Wednesday at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Those who pass the brief exam at the end of the session will receive a certificate recognizing their training in Naloxone use in Opiate Overdose. For more information about these sessions please contact Charles Babcock (304) 400-9425 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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