Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose and learning how to properly administer Narcan will allow first responders and those who work in emergency medical situations to respond quickly and confidently when faced with an overdose victim.
LEHI, Utah (PRWEB) November 08, 2016
Medic CE, a Career Step company and provider of accredited, online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals, is hosting a live, 1-hour webinar, “Narcan: Using The ’Save Shot’ To Fight The Opiate Epidemic”. The free webinar, to be held on November 14, 2016 at 12 p.m. Eastern time, will be hosted by Janet Taylor, BSN, a full-time flight nurse for Mercy Life Line and national EMS educator from Springfield, MO.
“First responders are seeing an increase in opiate overdoses in recent years, and we want to make sure they have the most up-to-date clinical information they need as they approach these situations,” said Judson Smith, Career Step Vice President of Continuing Education. “Narcan is an essential life-saving tool for their arsenal. We are pleased to offer this critical information to EMS providers interested in learning how to use Narcan as they combat this concerning trend in our upcoming webinar.”
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to list at least three substances that fall under the opiate/opioid category and at least three signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. Attendees will also discuss national trends associated with this epidemic and will have the opportunity to participate in a question/answer session with Ms. Taylor and Mr. Smith at the end of the webinar.
“I am excited to be part of this webinar to help participants understand how to recognize and properly intervene when they are faced with an opiate overdose victim,” said Ms. Taylor. “My experience as a flight nurse has presented me with a broad range of emergency situations, and I am all-too-familiar with the time-sensitive nature of these types of emergencies. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose and learning how to properly administer Narcan will allow first responders and those who work in emergency medical situations to respond quickly and confidently when faced with an overdose victim.”
The webinar presentation will be held November 14 at 12 p.m. Eastern time. It is free to attend and open to EMS providers. Registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/38287572253209346
Medic-CE, a Career Step company, provides accredited online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals. Founded in 2006, the company currently serves over 75,000 learners and 200 fire/EMS/ambulance agencies. More than 200 hours of continuing education are available through the company’s powerful learning management system. The company also offers the Code3 CME Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Solution and the option for agencies to add their own in-house continuing education and instructor-led courses to its sophisticated and robust learning platform. More information is available at Medic-CE.com or 1-844-800-2304.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 100,000 healthcare professionals. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.