FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town to Partner with North Shore University Hospital to Offer Free Narcan and Stop the Bleed Training
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena today announced that the Town is partnering with North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset to hold free opioid overdose prevention and Stop the Bleed training sessions for residents on Thursday, September 29, from 4-6pm at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.
“I am so proud that the Town will be partnering with North Shore University Hospital to provide these training sessions which will spread awareness and help others learn the warning signs of drug addiction, as well as prepare individuals to administer life-saving measures in time of need,” Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said. “September is National Recovery Month, and initiatives like this help save lives. I hope our residents can join us for these important seminars.”
“Preparation is key to confronting any crisis and both Narcan training as well as Stop the Bleed skills are valuable life-saving measures that anyone can provide in an emergency,” said Jon Sendach, Executive Director, North Shore University Hospital. “If aid is rendered in real-time, that gives first responders crucial additional minutes to stabilize the victim. North Shore University Hospital is grateful to be able to work with the Town of North Hempstead to deliver this practical expertise to help save lives in the community.”
The program will teach participants how to prevent, recognize and respond to an overdose. All who complete the program will be provided a Narcan (Naloxone) kit. Naloxone can reverse and block the effects of opioids, which will restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed due to an opioid overdose. Narcan is a needle free nasal spray that was designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes. Additionally, participants will also be provided Stop the Bleed training, which will allow them to recognize and respond to life-threatening bleeding situations.
There will be two sessions: session 1 will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and session 2 will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. To register call 311 or (516) 869-6311.