Healthy Minds to host overdose prevention seminar
Healthy Minds for Lincoln County will be hosting an event to help the public learn more about safely and effectively using prescription pain medicines originally scheduled for this evening, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, March 7. in the Spruce Room at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr. in Tomahawk. (Please use the Rehab Entrance on the east side of building). Participants will also learn about the signs and symptoms of an overdose, rescue breathing and how to administer naloxone.
Dr. Robert Sedlacek will be presenting “Let’s Talk About Pain Medicines,” a free 90-minute educational program developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy to help adults obtain a better understanding of how to more safely and effectively use prescription pain (opioid) medicine.
Program topics include:
•The differences between prescription opioids and other pain medicines
•Safe storage of opioid medicine to help prevent others from finding and using them
•What to do with unused opioid medicine
•Understanding of label directions (when and how long to take the medicine)
•The importance of understanding warning labels
•When to call the pharmacist or doctor
Following this presentation, Nicole Sornson, Prevention Training Coordinator with the Aids Resource Center of WI will be providing a free program on the signs and symptoms of an overdose, rescue breathing, and how to administer naloxone.
Each participant will be provided with a workbook and fact sheets to take home, plus everyone gets a free pillbox organizer and two doses of naloxone.
Pre-registration is requested by Monday, Feb. 18, to assure we have sufficient program materials. Please contact Debbie Moellendorf, UW-Extension Lincoln County by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone (715) 539-1077 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
This project is supported by an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and Wisconsin Department of Health Services State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant. Local sponsors include Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition, Lincoln County Health Department and UW-Madison Division of Extension Lincoln County.