Coalition Offers Free Online Narcan Training Course, Certification


Due to COVID-19, the Cheatham County Community Enhancement Coalition's August Narcan Training session has been canceled. However, the course can still be taken online.

The free online sessions, scheduled for August 28 and 31, will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for questions.

Residents of Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, or Stewart counties will be certified and receive a free Narcan kit for completing the course.

Some of the topics covered in the course will be:

• What are opioids, the opioid epidemic, and how it is impacting TN and your community

• Harm Reduction

• Reducing Stigma

• The Addicted Brain and Trauma

• Risk factors of an opioid overdose

• Recognizing an opioid overdose

• Naloxone: how and when to use it

• Compassion fatigue, burn out and self-care

Arrangements will be made following the training to pick up your Narcan kits.

For registration, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-narcan-training-event-registration-107593946390.

For more information about the Narcan Training classes, please call the Cheatham County Community Enhancement Coalition at (615) 246-8075.

NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required.

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