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Evidence Based Training in the Assessment and Treatment of Suspected Opioid Overdose – Jackson

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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 partnered to offer informative life-saving training.

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 those 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 4 continuing education contact hours (CECHs) or 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) by the Tennessee Department of Health Office of EMS.

2019 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 – Jackson

August 2 – Volunteer State Community College – Gallatin

August 5 – Maury County Emergency Operations Center – Columbia

August 9 – Cookeville Higher Education Campus – Cookeville

August 14 – Chattanooga State Community College (Main Campus) – Chattanooga

August 20 – Northeast Regional Health Office – Operation Center – Johnson City