During the month of January, The Verdant Health Commission partnered with Snohomish County Human Services and Molina Healthcare to host three free Narcan trainings for 75 Snohomish County Residents.
The trainings were led by Amy Wheat, Opioid Outreach Specialist with Snohomish County Human Services.
Participants were taught how to administer Narcan. Narcan is a potentially life-saving nasal spray used for the treatment of an opioid overdose emergency. This spray delivers Naloxone to the body, which helps to block the effects of an opioid overdose.
Along with the Narcan tutorial, this class provided information about recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose. Furthermore, each participant was provided a free Narcan kit provided by Molina Healthcare (each box contained two Narcan Nasal Sprays). “Now, we have 75 more people trained in our community to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer Narcan. Furthermore, there are now 150 Narcan nasal sprays out circulating the community,” said Amy Wheat.
We would like to thank Snohomish County Human Services and Molina Healthcare for collaborating with us on this effort and hope that this training will help save lives in the future. Community demand for these classes exceeded our expectations and Verdant is exploring offering additional classes in the coming months.
For more information, contact Nancy Budd, Verdant Social Worker at email@example.com