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Narcan Training

Wednesday, January 25th | 1:10-2 p.m.

Abstract: Narcan is an easy-to use medication that reverses an opioid overdose. With the growing opioid epidemic and high number of fatal overdoses in West Virginia, everyone should receive this training. You could save a life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know what opioids are and how they function in the body
  2. Understand risks of counterfeit pills
  3. Understand the risk factors for an overdose
  4. Learn how to properly store Narcan and have it readily available
  5. Understand that Narcan does not take the place of medical attention
  6. Feel comfortable and assured that you are covered under the “Good Samaritan” law as a first responder
  7. Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  8. Be able to properly respond to an opioid overdose using Narcan
  9. Know the next steps following Narcan administration
  10. Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention
  11. Harm Reduction Brief Overview
  12. Overdose Prevention Tips for People Who Use Drugs
  13. Individuals at Risk and Signs of Opioid/Heroin Use

Speaker Bios:

Stephanie Stout
Stephanie Stout

Stephanie Stout is the ODCP Regional Coordinator of Region 2. She resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia. For over six years she has worked tirelessly to provide recovery resources to her community and others throughout West Virginia. Stephanie brings a plethora of connections and insight to her position. She previously worked as the Recovery Services Coordinator of the Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center. She assisted in the implementation of the Berkeley Quick Response Team, recovery coaches in the emergency department, providers offices, and the harm reduction program of Berkeley County. She is certified nationally and through the state of West Virginia as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist and is a certified trainer for various CCAR curricula and the McShin Foundation Leadership & Recovery Coaching curriculum. She serves on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Association of Recovery Resource Centers, the West Virginia Alliance for Recovery Residences, and the Governor’s Council Recovery Subcommittee. As a person in recovery, Stephanie continues to stay highly involved in advocacy and helping those that are a marginalized population receive connection to resources and the services they deserve.

Caroline Wilson
Caroline Wilson 

Caroline Wilson is a licensed social worker that is passionate about empowering people who use drugs and those who experience homelessness. She has worked for WVU Medicine’s Community Outreach for Resources and Education (C.O.R.E.) Team for the past three years providing case management for individuals, overdose education and prevention, planning community events, and more. Caroline is also the Program Administrator for the Berkeley-Morgan Harm Reduction Program, which serves around 60 people each week to provide essential supplies and services to injection drug users. She helped to implement the program’s mobile clinic as well as their partnership to provide medical care for program participants. She takes a harm reduction approach with every client and believes her lived experience is a valuable asset in her work.