While the world has been focused on the Covid-19 pandemic for the past year, the opioid epidemic continues to rage in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that opioid-involved overdose deaths rose from 21,088 in 2010 to 47,600 in 2017 and remained steady in 2018 with 46,802 deaths and then a significant increase in 2019 to 49,860 overdose deaths. Overdose calls can happen at any time in 911 operations, and this course enables the dispatcher to learn more about the history of opioids, substance abuse and addiction, and how the opioid epidemic affects law enforcement, EMS and the dispatcher.
The objectives of the course are to:
Learn the history of opium use
Discuss the beneficial effects of opiate use
Name the opiate derivatives
Understand opiates and addiction
Review statistics and trends
Discuss the impact of the opiate crisis on dispatch, LE, and EMS
Learn the signs of an overdose
Understand how NARCAN impacts the brain
Discuss what not to do during an opioid overdose
Discuss dispatch and the overdose call
This is a half day (four hour) The cost is $150 per person and the course is SNC approved (MNA 2021-1587).
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Virtual Classroom with Live Instruction
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