NYU Winthrop Hospital is offering a free training session for administering the lifesaving antidote Narcan on June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, Room G-018A, at 101 Mineola Blvd., located at the corner of Second Street in Mineola. The session is open to the community; no professional medical experience is required. Free kits are available to those who pre-register.
Narcan (naloxone) is an opiate antidote, for opioids such as heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine and oxycodone. It is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer Narcan to a person having an overdose. Research has shown that with basic training, non-medical professionals such as friends, family members or concerned bystanders can administer the lifesaving antidote.
David Neubert, MD, Board Certified Emergency physician at NYU Winthrop, will provide the training; registered nurses will assist with the instruction. Neubert will also offer a brief overview of the opioid crisis and Narcan.
The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available at the 120 Mineola Blvd. garage, entrance on First Street. Metered parking is also available in the commuter lot, on the corner of First St. and Third Avenue.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 516-663-8699.
—Submitted by NYU Winthrop Hospital