The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering free, two-hour training sessions online via Webex on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone—a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose that cannot be used to get high and it is not addictive.
About the Training
Individuals concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication and those with certificates that will expire within the next three months are encouraged to attend this training.
Training participants will learn:
- What an opioid is
- How to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose
- How to administer intranasal naloxone to reverse an overdose
Preregistration is required. A link to the training application will be sent prior to the start of the training. Should you require special accommodations (language interpreter, large print, etc.), please give us as much notice as possible by calling 410-887-3072 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate and Naloxone Kit
Attendees will receive a completion certificate, a prescription for naloxone and a kit containing the medication. Kit distribution will occur one to three days after the training. Information will be provided during the training regarding distribution location.
If you cannot attend one of the trainings listed below, view Baltimore City's training calendar.
|Thursday, March 31||6 to 8 p.m.||Register now.|
|Tuesday, April 12||Noon to 2 p.m.||Register now.|
|Wednesday, April 20||10 a.m. to noon||Register now.|
|Thursday, April 28||6 to 8 p.m.||Register now.|
|Wednesday, May 11||10 a.m. to noon||Register now.|
|Thursday, May 19||6 to 8 p.m.||Register now.|
|Thursday, June 2||10 a.m. to noon||Register now.|
|Wednesday, June 8||6 to 8 p.m.||Register now.|
|Tuesday, June 14||Noon to 2 p.m.||Register now.|
Overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. Learn what to do before it's too late. View public service announcements on naloxone, stigma and the Good Samaritan Law. Find additional information and resources from the Maryland Department of Health. If you or someone you love is in imminent need of Narcan, please call the REACH line at 410-887-3224.
Individuals with questions about renewing their certificates should call the Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-887-3828.