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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. Aug 27, 2019 8:00-5:00 
Location Perquimans County EMS Building
159 Creek Drive, Hertford NC 27944 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By NC Office of Emergency Medical Services 
Primary Instructor Tucker, Tara Williams 
Additional Instructors Leicester, James   
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 30
# Open Seats 12
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

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

For questions regarding payment to the College of Albemarle, contact information is below. 

John Wilson at john_wilson52@albemarle.edu or 252-335-0821, ext 2519

 

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