Bloomfield, Rutgers med school present opioid overdose prevention training

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, along with the Bloomfield Public Library and Bloomfield Health Department, is once again partnering with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for a presentation on opioid overdose prevention. The free training will take place virtually on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. and all participants will be mailed a naloxone nasal spray. 

“Throughout the year we have seen far too many members of our community pass away too soon as a result of COVID-19, but even before the pandemic, we were losing too many to opioid overdoses,” Mayor Michael Venezia said. “It is my hope that these training sessions will provide members of the community with the necessary skills to save lives should they encounter someone that is overdosing. If even one life is saved as a result of this, it will have been a great success.”

The training will cover overdose death prevention strategies, including the appropriate administration of naloxone and rescue breathing. To attend, email your full name, as well as your email and mailing address, to reference@bplnj.org. Those who sign up will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before.

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