Opiates and Meth Exposure Training for Public Workers to be Hosted

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

When public workers respond to calls or visit homes, they don’t always know what is behind the front door. Professionals who interact with clients in their homes or who respond to patients outside of a medical care facility often run the risk of being exposed to opioids, methamphetamines or other substances. In efforts to assure our public workers remain safe, the Saving Lives Task Force is sponsoring two free trainings on opiate and meth exposure for public workers this September.  


Participants can attend one of the courses scheduled for September 19, 2019 from 10 am until 12 pm at Dare County Commissioners Meeting Room or September 20, 2019 from 10 am until 12 pm at Kill Devil Hills Townhall Meeting Room. Featured speakers are from the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Mr. Pierre Lauffer, Industrial Hygiene Supervisor and Dr. Rick Langley, OEEB Medical Consultant.  


Opiates and Meth Exposure Training will assist public workers to recognize the dangers associated with exposure to opioids, methamphetamines or other substances. Participants will learn the steps to take to avoid exposure and receive proper treatment if exposed. The course also discusses the use of naloxone to reverse overdose and how to recognize when an overdose is occurring.


This training is recommended for: Social Workers, Home Health Aides, Nurses, Law Enforcement, EMS, School Counselors, Emergency Management, Public Health, Public Works, Environmental Health, Social Services Workers, and Parks & Recreation Staff. 


Registration is encouraged, but not required and can be completed by visiting: https://forms.gle/un47D5BZQh56w9ej7. For more information on this training or the Saving Lives Task Force please contact Roxana Ballinger at 252.475.5619 or Roxana.Ballinger@darenc.com




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