narcan_training_2The Suffolk County health department has announced a series of training classes for life-saving Narcan — an opiate overdose prevention drug.

Locally, there will be a class Nov. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, located at 1 South Country Road in Brightwaters.

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take additional steps until EMS arrives,” an announcement reads.

Narcan blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.

Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan.

RSVP by email to Kristy Evans at islipfam@gmail.com

This event is supported by the Kiwanis Club of The Islips-Bay Shore.


Caption: An opioid prevention program attendee signs up to receive a take-home Narcan kit at a training event in Mattituck in 2014. (Credit: Nicole Smith/Riverhead News-Review)


The other classes:

East Setauket

Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Ward Melville High School cafeteria

RSVP required to the office of Legislator Kara Hahn at (631) 854-1650

or email Zach.Baum@suffolkcountyny.gov

Hauppauge

Monday, Nov. 14, from 6-7 p.m. at Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Office of Health Education/ 725 Veterans Memorial Highway Building C-928

RSVP to 631-853-4017 or email wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov