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EVIDENCE BASED TRAINING IN THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED OPIOID OVERDOSE

August 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

GIVE SOMEONE A SECOND CHANCE… TO RECOVER AND LIVE.

Registration: 9:00 a.m. • Training time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Lunch Provided • All Times Are Local

Overdoses from opioids have surpassed motor vehicle collisions as the leading cause of deaths in the United States. The Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health are partnering to offer informative life-saving training.

Free Training – Register Now

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PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO:
• Define the term “opioid” and list substances that are classified as opioids
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
• Understand the treatment priorities for patients with suspected opioid overdose
• Understand the potential adverse effects following administration of naloxone
• Describe the safety precautions recommended for prehospital providers

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Trained emergency responders to include law enforcement officers, fire-based first responders emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners and non-traditional licensed first responders (i.e. school nurses). This training module is not intended for use by non-trained civilian bystanders.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
This educational program has been approved for four continuing education contact hours (CECHs) or 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) by the Tennessee Department of Health Office of EMS.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:
This session will be offered in eight locations with training provided by EMS professionals in a small setting to allow participants to receive hands on training.

July 17 East Tennessee Regional Public Safety Center – Morristown
July 18 Chester Anderson Training Center – Memphis
July 19 Jackson State Community College
August 2 Volunteer State Community College – Gallatin
August 5 Maury County Emergency Operations Center – Columbia
August 9 Cookeville Higher Education Campus
August 14 Chattanooga State Community College (Main Campus)
August 20 Northeast Regional Health Office – Operation Center – Johnson City

Have questions? Contact Lisa Wright at lwright@tha.com.

Details

Date:
August 14, 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Venue

Chattanooga State Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406 United States
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