Post Overdose Response Team Training - Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County EMS and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Date/Time:  16 April 2019    0800-1700

Location:     Cabarrus EMS Training Room, 7th floor Cabarrus Sheriff Department, 30 Corban Ave SE Concord NC

Cost:           $70 (fire, law, EMS, and rescue personnel may be fee exempt)

Class size limited to 50

Registration:  Pre-registration required through NC TERMS at Contact with questions.

Course Description:

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 persons with lived experience or in recovery and other harm reduction specialists when developing and operating PORTs. 


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.



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.
Opportunity Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:00 to 17:00
Statewide (No County)
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