In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services laid out a five-point plan for combating the opioid crisis:
- Improving access to treatment and recovery services.
- Promoting use of overdose-reversing drugs.
- Strengthening our understanding of the epidemic through better public health surveillance.
- Providing support for cutting edge research on pain and addiction.
- Advancing better practices for pain management.
One of those overdose-reversing drugs is Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan. Studies have shown that Narcan can reverse up to 93% of overdoses, but it needs to be administered quickly and correctly. When it comes to saving lives, up-to-date training and education for administering Narcan are critical.
That’s why we’ve partnered with the Pre-Hospital Medicine team at the University of Rochester Medical Center to develop training for emergency medical professionals and first responders, including a course on delivery device and dosing updates for Narcan.
When information changes, our Learning Content Management System allows the experts from URMC to develop and deliver life-saving training quickly and easily. Want to learn more about our emergency medicine content? Get in touch!