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Opioid Overdose Education/Prevention Training

Join us for a free training on Opioid Overdose Education/Prevention Training on April 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. - noon at St. Michael’s Church Hall, located at 104. N. McLeod St. Cuero TX 77954. Area teachers and school leaders, as well as medical staff at Cuero Health and the general public are encouraged to attend this valuable free training provided by Charles Thibodeaux and Mark Kinzly from the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative.

2 hour Opioid Overdose Education/Prevention Training

April 26, 2019
10:00-12:00 PM
St. Michael's Church Hall, 104 N. McLeod St., Cuero, TX 77954

Cuero Regional Hospital is partnering with Office of Rural Health/Texas Department of Agriculture and their partner UTHSCSA (UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, School of Medicine) to provide a two-hour Opioid Overdose Education/Prevention Training on April 26 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at St. Michael's Church Hall, 104 N. McLeod Street in Cuero.

At this training, participants will learn to recall signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and appropriate administration of Naloxone. The training will be presented by Mark Kinzly and Charles Thibodeaux, LCDC, BAAS, both with the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative.

“The purpose of this training is to decrease the adverse impact of opioids on our residents, with an immediate emphasis on reducing overdose mortality,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health. “We are grateful to have partners providing this training in rural areas and to be one of nine rural health sites selected.”

The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing and TONI are executing this training to inform first responders, community organization members and individuals of the basics of overdose education and prevention. This helps communities to better engage with individuals who may be experiencing difficulty with opioids or know someone who is. Attendees will learn to recognize, respond to and evaluate an opioid overdose.

“We at Cuero Health recognize the vital importance of providing these training sessions not only to our staff and others in the healthcare field, but also to the general public as drug overdose is a widespread health issue. We each can have a role in understanding the risks of opioids, as well as how to help people struggling with opioid use to find care and treatment,” said Falcone.

Continuing Education is available to those in Nursing, Social Work, LPC, LCDC, Peer Support Providers, MDs, & DOs. For those requesting CE, please register online prior to the class:
http://ce.uthscsa.edu/browse/nursing/free/courses/opioid-overdose-education-prevention-training-april-26-2019

CE registration:
http://ce.uthscsa.edu/browse/nursing/free/courses/opioid-overdose-education-prevention-training-april-26-2019

Please RSVP to attend to Emily Weatherly at eweatherly@cuerohospital.org

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM
Location: St. Michael’s Church Hall 104. N. McLeod St. Cuero TX 77954
Cost: FREE
Contact: Emily Weatherly, 361-894-5112, eweatherly@cuerohospital.org