FREE Hepatitis C and CPR Training for Addiction Professionals
Suboxone clinic West Palm Beach, Florida
February 6, 2018
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
800 SW 36th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL
The opioid epidemic is killing more people than car accidents. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency on May of 2017, and it is still in effect. This is good news for those of us at the front lines. Whole Health, in West Palm Beach, is educating addiction Treatment centers, and sober living facilities on Hep C, and providing information on Hep treatment scholarships (including meds) for their patients.
Addiction Treatment West Palm Educates on Silent Killer
While the official numbers of deaths cannot be compiled quickly enough, the information that is available clearly shows the opioid epidemic is growing extremely fast. 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. Generation Z requires more education on what is fueling the opioid epidemic, diseases that are left untreated, ways of prevention including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to understand the treatment options available.
Hep C Education for West Palm Addiction Treatment Centers, and Sober Living Facilities
According to the CDC many in the US are affected by Hepatitis C. The numbers are incredibly high for intravenous drug users, and unknown to the general public, baby boomers;
- 60 out of every 100 intravenous drug users in the US has Hep C
- 30 out of every 100 baby boomers in the US has Hep C
- 1 out of every 100 in the US has Hep C
Others at risk include anyone that has;
- shared any equipment to inject drugs (syringes, needles, snorting straws, etc…).
- Injuries from a needle sticks in a healthcare setting. This is the most common way Hep C is spread.
- babies born with a mother that has Hep C
- Sharing needles, syringes, snorting straws, or other equipment to inject drugs
- Needlestick injuries in health care settings
- Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C
Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through
- Tattoos done in an environment that is not sterile
- Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
- Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus
Unchecked Hep C Putting Addiction Treatment Center Clients at Risk
Treatment centers must check their clients for Hep C, otherwise they are putting their entire population at risk. With 60 out of every 100 intravenous drug users, and 30 out of every 100 baby boomers having Hep C, it is critical that treatment centers test their clients for Hep C. This event is focused on educating treatment centers, and sober livings on how severe the hidden epidemic of the silent killer is, and options available for Hep C treatment.
Suboxone Clinic West Palm Beach, FL Offers Addiction Treatment Professionals HEP C, and CPR Training
In an “Opioid epidemic Prevention Event” sponsored by Whole-Health of Delray Beach that includes Boca Raton Fire Rescue, we wish to present tools to addiction professionals, treatment centers and sober living facility operators to help save lives by providing Hepatitis C, and CPR training (certificate of completion).
Whole-Health of Delray Beach, the premiere leader in addiction medicine, is proud to sponsor this life-saving event.
Dr. Ligotti will be providing education on Hep C, and revealing treatment options for treatment center clients that are covered by most insurances, with little to none out of pocket expense.
You must attend this Event to Get info on Hep C Treatment Scholarships (including Meds). The public is welcome, and addiction professionals are encouraged to get info for their clients.
Suboxone Clinic West Palm Offers Hep C Treatment Scholarships
In addition, Whole Health will be providing 5 complete Hep C treatment scholarships, including free access to medication. If you are a treatment center, and have a client with Hep C, contact Whole Health at 855-965-1626 to see if they qualify.
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?
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