Posts Tagged ‘opioid’

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

HVCS In The News: Recovery In The Age of COVID-19

Monday, September 21st, 2020

By Dalvin Aboagye

As published on River Newsroom:

 

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Monday, August 31st, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

Online (Virtual) Narcan Training

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Regional Naloxone Training Flyer FINALThis life-saving training teaches you to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Participants in a virtual training will receive a free kit.
Kit dissemination details will be provided at the conclusion of the training.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day – Hudson Valley

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

To learn more, visit our Overdose Awareness Day page.

Saving A Life in the Mid-Hudson

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Narcan overdose kitHVCS employees improve lives each and every day, and may of us feel we are saving lives by encouraging clients to make one healthier decision at a time. Yesterday, members of our team literally saved a life–with one bold decision.

Early in the afternoon, staff in one of our Mid-Hudson offices were notified that someone was unconscious in the parking lot. Jennifer (Director of Education & Prevention), Cameron (PRO Program Supervisor) , and Heather (SEP Prevention Specialist) rushed to assess the situation. An employee from another agency in the building had brought down a Narcan kit but didn’t know if the unconscious individual needed it. Heather quickly checked the person for responsiveness by performing a sternum rub. Since there was no response, Heather administered Narcan. After one dose, the individual started to respond. Police and EMTs arrived and took the person to the hospital.

Heather, thank you for your quick thinking and action. You truly shined, and you’ve made all of us at HVCS very proud. And thanks to Cameron and Jennifer for your support and depth of knowledge too!

Narcan Training For Pleasantville Strong

Friday, May 10th, 2019

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Hudson Valley Community Services joined forces with Pleasantville Strong and several community leaders to offer a free training and certification on how to use Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Pleasantville Strong organized the event at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center in Valhalla, and forty concerned citizens attended. Melissa Shippy, a Senior Program Supervisor here at HVCS, provided the training, and Andrea Parada, Foundation Grants & Fundraising Manager, represented the agency. Speakers included Mt. Pleasant Judge Robert Ponzini, Councilwoman Laura Rogersmalley and Town Police Chief Paul Oliva.

Free Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute in partnership with Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network Performing Provider System (PPS), Westchester County Department of Health, and Hudson Valley Community Services are hosting a Free Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Medical Residents) on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room E, White Plains, NY 10606.

Attached is a flyer with further information, including location, online registration, and more details. Further information will be sent out to confirmed attendees. Registration closes on September 19th at 5:00PM.

Trainer:

Kelly Ramsey, MD, Hudson River Healthcare, Poughkeepsie, NY

Kimberly Sue, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY
Please Note: 4.5 CME Credits will be made available (see attached for how to claim them after the training), and must be claimed no later than October 6th at 8:00PM. This is the first half of the minimum required 8 hours of training, and the second half must be completed online after attendance to the live training. Currently NPs & PAs are required to take an additional 16 hours of online training which is available on the PCSS-MAT website (Part 2).

For more information about NYSDOH (outside of NYC) buprenorphine related trainings, mentoring, coaching, technical assistance and more, please contact us at buprenorphine@health.ny.gov.

For more information about NYCDOHMH (NYC/5 boroughs only) buprenorphine related trainings, mentoring, coaching, technical assistance and more, please contact buprenorphine@health.nyc.gov.