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October 18, 2017, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ APD Community Room
The SD DOH will educate first responders about the nationwide opioid crisis, symptomatology of an opioid overdose, general treatment and safety recommendations of patients suffering a suspected opioid overdose, potential side effects of handling these drugs, and treatment of peers should a responder be inadvertently exposed. The DOH will equip first responder agencies with Naloxone, a medication intended to reverse effects of an opioid overdose. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: First responders, including hospital staff, Emergency Medical Services, and law enforcement; specifically local sheriff's offices, police departments, and highway patrol agencies statewide.