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Overdose Education and Narcan Training

Monday, October 23, 2:00pm
Lecture Hall B, Cape Cod Community College

Free to the public in partnership with the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod

To raise the awareness of students, faculty and staff at Cape Cod Community College about the opioid epidemic, help them recognize the signs of an individual experiencing and overdose, and learn how to respond, Donna Mello, a Harm Reduction Manager with the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC), will lead training and discussion on
Monday, October 23, at 2:00pm in Lecture Hall B at Cape Cod Community College.

Donna, a native Cape Codder, has been at ASGCC for 18 years. She and her team have trained more than 2,500 individuals at community events across the Cape which have included service providers, EMTs and police officers. Some of the topics to be discussed:

  • What is an overdose
  • How to respond to an overdose using rescue breathing and NARCAN 
  • Where to obtain NARCAN
  • Discuss how NARCAN works and its efficacy
  • Discuss Fentanyl and the differences between Fentanyl and Heroin
  • Why Heroin deaths are declining in the Commonwealth while there is an increase in Fentanyl deaths.

Leading the campus effort at education and training is Campus Police Chief Maria Padilla. We welcome the public to join us at this event on October 23, and express great thanks to the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod for bringing Donna Mello to us; someone with great experience and empathy for victims, their family and friends.”

The public is strongly encouraged to attend. The best parking on campus for the Lecture Halls is lot # 7. Then, take the stairs, noted by the “Lecture Halls” sign, up to the entrance of the building. Lecture Hall B will be directly on your right.

Call Campus Police at 508.362.2131 x3333 for more information.

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