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Renz Center Offers Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Education, Training
If you are a health care provider, family member, or friend and you know someone who uses heroin or other opioids, and/or you use them yourself and could benefit from education on accidental overdose prevention, please refer them to us for a Naloxone education session.
When someone overdoses on prescription pain medication or other opioids, such as heroin, time is of the essence and knowing how to administer life-saving techniques can be the difference between life and death. Renz Center is now offering Opioid overdose and Naloxone education and training at our Two American Way location in Elgin. In each one-on-one session, you will learn:
- How to tell if someone is overdosing
- Calling 9-1-1 and the information they will need
- Implementing emergency first aid
- Dispensing Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug
A free Naloxone Kit will be given at the conclusion of the training session. To schedule a training time, contact Renz Center at (847) 742-3545.
To learn more about Naloxone, opioid risk factors and signs of an overdose click here.
We serve individuals in western Cook and north/central Kane County, including but not limited to: Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Geneva, Burlington, Hampshire, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Barrington, Lake in the Hills and Algonquin.