Post-Overdoes Response Team Training (Central Region)

Regional Training Opportunity:

Post-Overdose Response Team Development

Two new training options!

 

Communities across the state are coming together to create an effective response to the significant increase in overdose deaths in recent years. Post-overdose response teams (PORTs) are an emerging strategy to meaningfully engage with people who have experienced overdose. These teams follow up with patients who have experienced an overdose within 72 hours. Teams seek to link the patient with appropriate care ranging from harm reduction services to treatment to recovery supports. 

 

 

The NC Office of Emergency Medical Services in partnership with the NC Division of Public Health are hosting several regional trainings for post-overdose response team (PORT) development across the state. These PORT Trainings will equip participants to start or continue development of programs in partnership with first responders and harm reductionists. In addition to EMS-based partnerships, teams will learn to meaningfully engage with people with lived experience, people in recovery, and other harm reduction specialists when developing and operating PORTs.

 

 

All first responders and public safety professionals are highly encouraged to attend the training. However, these trainings are open to anyone who is interested in developing a post-overdose response team in their community.

 

 

Program Objectives

  • Take a critical look at our understanding of substance use disorders, addiction science, and people who use drugs (PWUD).
  • Gain an understanding of more appropriate interventions, treatment, and linkage to care options for PWUD.
  • Examine what prevents people from seeking treatment.
  • Provide first responders and community partners with strategies aimed to identify resources in their community to support their team and how to make referrals to these agencies.
  • Equip you to develop a post-overdose response team to serve as a strategic approach to address overdose within your community.

 

 

Approximately 8 regional trainings for PORT development will be conducted across the state starting on the eastern side and through the western side over January to July 2019. The training will be one full business day (8a-5p). We are unable to provide travel support for attendance. Each training will cover the same information, so if you don’t see a training site in your area listed yet, please stay tuned for information on the upcoming trainings.

 

Post-Overdose Response Team Regional Training Option #3:

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

 

Central Carolina Community College - Harnett County

51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington, NC 27546

 

  • No fee for public safety / first responder employees. Continuing education credits will be provided (6 CE hours from OEMS).
  • $70 Fee for all other attendees (local health departments, non-profits, community volunteers, peer supports, clinicians, etc). See registration page for payment options.

 

 

Register for Training Option #3 Here

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Overdose Response Team Regional Training Option #4:

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

 

Guilford Technical Community College - Guilford County

Greensboro, NC 

 

  • No fee for public safety / first responder employees. Continuing education credits will be provided (6 CE hours from OEMS).
  • Approximately $70 Fee (exact amount to be confirmed on the registration webpage) for all other attendees (local health departments, non-profits, community volunteers, peer supports, clinicians, etc).

 

 

Register for Training Option #4 Here

 

 

 

 

Additional training sites will be shared over the coming weeks. The anticipated training schedule is as follows, going from the east to west:

 

  • Ahoskie, Hertford County (Roanoke-Chowan Community College) - Jan 25 
  • Kenansville, Duplin County (James Sprunt Community College) - Feb 8

 

 

 

  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
  • Date TBD in April

 

  • Wilkesboro, Wilkes County
  • Date TBD in May

 

  • Asheville, Buncombe County
  • Date TBD in June

 

  • Macon/Jackson County
  • Date TBD in June/July

 

 

 

For any questions regarding the trainings, contact mckenzie.beamer@dhhs.nc.gov or amy.patel@dhhs.nc.gov.

 

 

Opportunity Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 08:00
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
Specialty