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Peconic Bay Medical Center to host Narcan training for New York State Overdose Awareness Day

Contact: Victoria Palacio
(631) 548-6804
vpalacio1@northwell.edu



WHAT: Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) will host a Narcan distribution session for NYS Overdose Awareness Day at the Israel Family Ambulatory Center in Greenport to inform the community of how to respond to an opioid overdose with naloxone following recent fentanyl-laced cocaine deaths on the North Fork. Life-threatening substances laced in drugs like cocaine and marijuana have become a severe public health threat, and PBMC aims to prepare the community with life-saving techniques.

PBMC will lead a community-based education program throughout the day, which will focus on promoting drug addiction awareness, prevention, and how to administer the Narcan antidote in the event of a suspected opioid overdose. Naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent overdoses by opioids such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone, reduces fatal opioid overdoses by blocking opioid receptor sites, thereby reversing the drug’s toxic effects. PBMC is committed to reducing drug overdoses all throughout Suffolk County.

VISUALS:

 

  • North Fork residents participating in NARCAN training
  • PBMC and Northwell Health staff including EMS and LPN’s demonstrating how to administer the NARCAN antidote


WHO:
 

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center staff sharing signs, patterns, and methods used by addicts.
  • Members of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s EMS and LPN Staff, exemplifying proper NARCAN administration.


WHEN: Thursday, September 9th, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WHERE: Israel Family Ambulatory Center | 230 Main Street, Greenport NY, 11944

For more information or if you are interested in covering this event, please contact Victoria Palacio at (631) 548-6804.