Topic: The Opioid Epidemic and Naloxone Training
The opioid epidemic has hit every corner of the nation, including Minnesota. With over 400 lethal overdoses in 2017 alone, we can all play an important role in reducing the death toll. The presentation will cover the laws surrounding the use of Naloxone and Steve’s law, Minnesota good Samaritan law, and will include a Naloxone training. Each attendee will leave with the skills and tools to save a life. Learning objectives:
Speaker: Stephanie Devich
Stephanie Devich is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Prevention Professional and Harm Reduction Specialist for Valhalla Place for over 4 years. Spending much of her time addressing the Opioid Epidemic by training thousands on how to recognize opioid overdose and response by training anyone how to use Naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose. In 2018,she distributed 27,670 Naloxone kits and has a reported 3000 reversals of lives saved from her efforts. Her main focus besides saving lives is reducing harm to people who use drugs with Harm Reduction efforts and erasing the stigma that often comes with addiction. Her motto is, “Carry Naloxone, because dead people don’t recover.”
Lunch: Box lunches available from Jimmy Johns for $13. If you would like lunch ordered for you, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your sandwich, chip and cookie request by Friday, 03/08/19. Checks payable to Brenda Nash-Eickhoff. See website for menu: https://www.jimmyjohns.com/menu/#/
This event is available for in-person attendance only.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by March 8, 2019.
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