The Southborough Health Department and Greater Boroughs Partnership for Health are providing Narcan, and the training required to use it, for free.
The life-saving training session is in town, and will only take a half hour.
Pre-registration is required (here) and space is limited. The event will be held at the Southborough Library on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00 – 4:30 pm..
Narcan is the brand name of the generic naloxone and is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids – including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription medications – when given in time.
This Free Narcan training will provide participants with a brief training on how to recognize an opioid overdose, when and how to use Narcan, and a free kit to take home. The kit includes:
- 2 doses of Narcan
- Fentanyl test strips with instructions
- Face shield
- Instructions on Narcan administration
- Recovery resource guide
An event flyer promotes:
Nearly 40% of overdose deaths occur while a bystander is present. Narcan access for bystanders can help save lives.