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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Penn Highlands Offers Class on Naloxone Administration For Opiod Overdose

Class Offered By Penn Highlands Elk On How To Administer Naloxone For Opioid Overdose

First responders are invited to attend training to administer naloxone for opioid overdoses. Classes are being taught by Penn Highlands Healthcare through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA. It is free for responders in Elk, Clearfield, Jefferson, Cameron and McKean counties. Shown is Kim Cicon, grant program manager and director of the Emergency Department at Penn Highlands DuBois, who organizes and teaches the classes.

The next classes offered are 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 21, Penn Highlands Elk Education Room.

Continuing education time is awarded for pre-hospital personnel attending. Information will also be provided for first responder organizations for help in purchasing naloxone.

To host a class, contact Cicon at 814-375-3769 or e-mail her at klcicon@phheatlhcare.org

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