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Event Description

Post-Overdose Response Team Development (OEMS0007)

Communities across the state are coming together to create an effective response to the significant increase in overdose deaths in recent years. Post-overdose response teams (PORTs) are an emerging strategy to meaningfully engage with people who have experienced an overdose. These teams follow up with patients who have experienced an overdose within 72 hours. Teams seek to link the patient with appropriate care ranging from harm reduction services to treatment to recovery supports.

These PORT Trainings will equip participants to start or continue development of programs led by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and/or a harm reduction community-based organization. In addition to EMS, teams will learn to meaningfully engage with persons with lived experience or in recovery and other harm reduction specialists when developing and operating PORTs.

Program Objectives

  • Take a critical look at our understanding of substance use disorders (SUDs), addiction science, and people who use drugs (PWUD).
  • Gain an understanding of more appropriate interventions, treatment, and linkage to care options for PWUD.
  • Examine what prevents people from seeking treatment.
  • Provide first responders and community partners with strategies aimed to identify resources in their community to support their team and how to make referrals to these agencies.
  • Equip you to develop a post-overdose response team to serve as a strategic approach to address overdose within your community.
 
Details
Category/Level Basic  
Date(s)  Fri. Feb 08, 2019 0800-1700 
Location James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive, Kenansville NC 28349 
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Building/Room Williams Bldg, Rm 100 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By NC Office of Emergency Medical Services 
Primary Instructor Tucker, Tara Williams 
Course Length 8 Hours 
Course Hours
CEUs 4.00 
Prerequisites
Target Audience EMS Professionals, Fire, Law Enforcement, Health Department 
Other

Participants are strongly encouraged to fill out the following survey prior to attending the course. 

https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86Zkv5aKjvdBwA5

 
Contact

Questions about the course?  Please contact McKenzie Beamer, NC OEMS, at mckenzie.beamer@dhhs.nc.gov or Amy Patel, DPH, amy.patel@dhhs.nc.gov

 
Maximum Participants 80
# Open Seats 80
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

$70.00 fee for non-affiliated participants. 

Non-affiliated persons may use checks, money orders or credit/debit cards made out to JAMES SPRUNT CC. 

This will be due to James Sprunt Community College at the time of the event.  Public safety is fee-waived.    

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