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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)  Tue. May 21, 2019 08:00-05:00 
Location A-B Technical Community College - Woodfin Campus
24 Canoe Ln, Asheville NC 28804 
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Building/Room Buncombe County Training Center Building Room 239 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By NC Office of Emergency Medical Services 
Primary Instructor Tucker, Tara Williams 
Course Length 8 Hours 
Course Hours
CEUs 6.00 
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 68
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

Fee waived for public safety professionals.  All others must register with A-B Technical Community College on the day of the class.  The fee will be $70.00. 

Should you need to register and pay prior please contact:

Timothy Green, A.A.S., CCEMTP

N.C. Level 1 Instructor- Paramedic, Critical Care Coordinator 

Continuing Education Coordinator 

Emergency Services Division 

A-B Technical Community College

Office: 828 782-2623 

timothywgreen@abtech.edu 

 

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