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Evidence Based Training in the Assessment and Treatment of Suspected Opioid Overdose – Johnson City
August 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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.
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