Post-Overdose Response Team Training

 

Regional Training Opportunity: Post-Overdose Response Team Development

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 PORT development across the state. These PORT Trainings will equip participants to start or continue development of programs led by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and/or a harm reduction community-based organization. In addition to EMS, teams will learn to meaningfully engage with persons with lived experience or in recovery and other harm reduction specialists when developing and operating PORTs. 

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 eight 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) with lunch included. 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.

PORT Regional Training Option #1:

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Hertford County)

109 Community College Road

Ahoskie, NC 27910

 

·     No fee for public safety / first responder employees. Continuing education credits will be provided (approximately 4 CE hours from OEMS).

·     $70 Fee for all other attendees (local health departments, non-profits, community volunteers, etc)

Register for Training Option #1 Here

 

PORT Regional Training Option #2:

Friday, February 8, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

James Sprunt Community College (Duplin County)

133 James Sprunt Drive

Kenansville, NC 28349

 

·     No fee for public safety / first responder employees. Continuing education credits will be provided (approximately 4 CE hours from OEMS).

·     $75 Fee for all other attendees (local health departments, non-profits, community volunteers, etc)

Register for Training Option #2 Here

 

Additional training sites will be shared over the coming weeks.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 08:00
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
Conference / Event
Specialty