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NATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORKSUPPORTING FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE

FREE TRAINING CORK: How to respond to an overdose situation* and how to administer Naloxone

At the end of April this year the HSE launched a naloxone demonstration project.

Naloxone is an antidote that if used in time, can briefly reverse the effects of an opioid (e.g. heroin/methadone) overdose. For this demonstration project 600 drug users considered most at risk of an opioid overdose will be prescribed naloxone. The doctors who will be permitted to prescribe naloxone under this project will be located in Dublin, Waterford, Limerick and Cork city centres.

The prescriptions for naloxone will only be issued to service users and not their family members. However it is still very important that family members learn how to administer naloxone in case their loved one is prescribed the medicine and needs their family member to administer it in an overdose situation. It is hoped that naloxone will be made more widely available following this demonstration project in 2015. 

Having already delivered successful training programme in Dublin the NFSN will deliver similar FREE training to family members based in Cork. Training will take place at Cork City Partnership’s Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outreach Office on:

•Tuesday May 12th 11.00am – 3pm
•Wednesday May 13th 10.00am – 2pm

If you would like to attend this training event or you would like further information please contact Siobhán or Megan on 01 8980148 or email siobhan@fsn.ie  or megan@fsn.ie

Places are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

*Please note family members will not  be trained in CPR (resuscitation) but will have the opportunity to witness CPR being demonstrated and will be able to practice CPR.

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National Family Support Network
5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1, Ireland

Phone: +353 (01) 8980148
Fax: +353 (01) 8889628
Email: info@fsn.ie
Web: www.fsn.ie

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