FREE CPR Training for Addiction Professionals
August 12, 2017
9am – 1 pm
Riviera Beach Marina Center
190 East 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
While the official numbers of deaths cannot be compiled quickly enough, the information that is available clearly shows this epidemic is growing extremely quickly. In 2015 heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, and other opioids were directly responsible for the deaths of 3,896 Floridians, according to the most recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics.
According to the New York Times recent article the drug overdose deaths in 2016 will exceeded 59,000, which will be the largest annual jump in the United States to date. This epidemic is clearly not slowing down, but only growing in scope and impact!
Although naloxone is saving many lives, newer abused synthetic opioids can actually be “resistant” to the effects of typically-dosed naloxone. Therefore, it becomes ever more important for the recovery community at large to become CPR-proficient in an effort to keep overdosed patients alive until EMS responds.
In an “Overdose Prevention Event” sponsored by Whole-Health of Delray Beach that includes Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, and the Boca Raton Fire Rescue wish to present tools to addiction professionals, treatment centers and sober living facility operators to help save lives by providing CPR training (certificate of completion) and education on naltrexone.
Whole-Health of Delray Beach, the premiere leader in addiction medicine, is proud to sponsor this life-saving event.
Charlie Coyle of Palm Beach County Rescue will be providing CPR training with a certificate of completion.
Charlie Coyle is a 15-year paramedic who is an EMS training Captain for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. He has an associate of science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
The EMS education for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and other municipalities has been under Charlie’s direction for the past 4 years.
For the past 6 years Charlie has been a co-author of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s EMS protocols including dispatch instructions and recently authored the regional wide Palm Beach County EMS protocol book which has now been adopted in Broward County.
Mr. Coyle has had the distinct honor of attending the King County Resuscitation Academy along with the Resuscitation Cadaver lab hosted by Dr. Keith Lurie –a leading cardiac arrest expert. The American Heart Association also uses Charlie to speak, plan and perform Hands-Only CPR training for over 1000 people during the Heart Walk every year in Palm Beach County.
Current certifications and publications:
- American Heart Association CPR Instructor and provider
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor and provider
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor and provider
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support Instructor and provider
Here is a link to a study by Palm Beach Fire Rescue on How Would Use of Flow-Focused Adjuncts, Passive Ventilation and Head-Up CPR Affect All-Rhythm Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Rates in a Large, Complex EMS System?
Continental breakfast will be provided by Kaleo Pharma
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