Recently about 60 people from all walks of life gathered in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts at the request of EB HOPE (East Bridgewater Help, Outreach, Prevention, Education), to learn how to save a life in that situation. They learned how to restore breathing with nasal Narcan. The evening training followed a daytime session for about 30 first responders, including: police officers, emergency medical technicians and firefighters.
EB HOPE and South Shore Hospital Partner For Public Narcan Training – June 1, 2017
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
East Bridgewater Council on Aging, 355 Plymouth St
5 – 9 p.m.
EB HOPE at East Bridgewater Community Covenant Church, 400 Pleasant St.
East Bridgewater, MA, (May 24, 2017)–EB HOPE (East Bridgewater Help, Outreach, Prevention, Education) and South Shore Hospital are once again partnering to provide Narcan Training for members of the public who have family members or loved ones suffering from Opioid Substance Use Disorders.
South Shore Hospital’s EMS Mobile Simulation Laboratory, which was generously donated by Best Chevrolet, will be on site at The Safety & Wellness Fair for Seniors at East Bridgewater Council on Aging, The Center at Sachem Rock at 355 Plymouth Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Mobile Simulation Laboratory will then move to EB HOPE’s Drop-In Center at the East Bridgewater Community Covenant Church, 400 Pleasant Street, East Bridgewater from 5 to 9 p.m. South Shore Hospital’s trained paramedic professionals will conduct the training.
“Substance use disorder touches us all in some way so this training benefits our own families, friends and neighbors,” said Scott Allen, chief of East Bridgewater Police Department.
South Shore Hospital’s Mobile SimLab is designed with a manikin “patient” who has actual breathing and body control functions to simulate an actual overdose victim. South Shore Hospital’s trained paramedic professionals are able to control the manikin so trainees must not only recognize the symptoms of the overdose, but also learn to react to the “patient’s” body signals prior to administering nasal Narcan. The training sessions are recorded with instant video playback for debriefing and professional instruction of the entire “simulated overdose Narcan deployment.”
The EB HOPE Drop-In Center will be open this Thursday. It is set up inside the church gymnasium (400 Pleasant Street, East Bridgewater) in an “open house” style relaxed setting. The Drop-In Center provides services to anyone, regardless of residency, as well as both the active substance use disorders community and family members and friends seeking substance use disorder support services for their loved one.
Check out the video of the first public Narcan training in August here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IFzEM5-jd8 and the Patriot Ledger article on the South Shore Hospital Mobile Sim Lab here: http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141024/NEWS/141027342