FREE Hepatitis C and CPR Training for Addiction Professionals
Suboxone clinic West Palm Beach, Florida
December 12, 2017
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. Governor Scott also gave the “green light” to state Surgeon General Celeste Philip to start distributing the anti-overdose treatment Narcan (naloxone) to first responders.
Suboxone Clinic West Palm Educates on Heroin Epidemic
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. Generation Z requires more education on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to understand the treatment options avaiable.
According to the New York Times recent article the drug overdose deaths in 2016 have 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.
Suboxone Clinic West Palm Beach, FL Offers Addiction Professionals HEP C and CPR Training
In an “Overdose 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 CPR training (certificate of completion) and education on Hep C.
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.
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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