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Free Narcan training in New London

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Nov 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

NEW LONDON — Free Narcan training will take place at the New London school cafetorium at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Everyone will receive the take-home Naloxone kit. The program, provided by Erie County Health Department, will be an hour in length and the public is welcome to attend.

The training includes performing rescue breathing, calling emergency medical services, administering intranasal naloxone (Narcan), recognizing the signs and symptoms of an overdose and provides a free nasal Narcan kit.

Fitchville United Methodist Church, in cooperation with the health department and the administrations of the New London, South Central and Western Reserve school districts, is sponsoring a presentation of Project DAWN.

DAWN stands for Deaths Avoided With Naloxone. The program is part of Ohio’s network of opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution.

Along with efforts to stop the abuse of dangerous drugs, it is equally important to provide rapid assistance to avoid unnecessary deaths from their use.

Any questions can be directed to the Erie County Health Department at 419-626-5623.

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