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Event Name:The Opioid Crisis and Dispatch (New Course!)
Description: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:
  • Define Opiates
  • 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).
Event Date:5/6/2021
Event Time:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Location:Virtual Classroom with Live Instruction
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