03/14/2019 10:00 AM (CDT)
This health talk is for anyone who wants to learn more about the risks and side effects of both prescription and illicit opioids, as well as how to respond to an overdose.
Tony Kauten, PharmD, Lake Regional Pharmacy manager, will lead the health talk. Topics include:
- Understanding opioids
- Overdose risk factors
- Overdose signs and symptoms
- Responding to an overdose
- Getting naloxone at a pharmacy
In 2018, the Lake Regional Emergency Department received 104 patients suffering from an overdose of opioids.
"There are very few lives that aren't affected by this issue in our communities and statewide," said Billy Bennett, R.N., Lake Regional education coordinator.
The health talk is free, but registration is required.