Post-Overdose Response Team (PORT) training course

Post-Overdose Response Team (PORT) Training Course

When: July 25th, 2019; 8:00 to 17:00

Where: GTCC Cameron Campus, room 231; Colfax, NC

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. 

This training 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, this course is open to anyone who is interested in developing a post-overdose response team in their community.

Course 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

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For more information contact the EMS program office at 336-334-4822 ext. 50470

Opportunity Date: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:00
Statewide (No County)
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