Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Bystander Overdose Response Training a Success

The Bystander Overdose Response Training conducted by We Reach Out Yucca Valley and sponsored by Friends of Wonder Valley (FOWV) on Monday February 28 at the WVCC was a success with a good midday turn-out of 13 local residents who became certified and left with a two-dose Narcan kit that can be used to save a life in the event of an opiate overdose.

SAVE A LIFE: Bystander Overdose Response Training was presented by Seth Farison and he put the opiate crisis in perspective and covered how to counter the stigma associated with Opiate Use Disorder. When a person is suffering from a drug overdose, time is essential, and a trained bystander can save a life.The free training session taught how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose (including fentanyl a synthetic opiate 80-100 times stronger than morphine) and how to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

FOWV would especially like to thank Jill Reinig for her encouragement and support of this event.