Wed, Aug 03|
UBC Local 93
Managing An Opioid Poisoning Emergency by St. John Ambulance
Learn how you can save lives be reducing stigma, practicing harm reduction, and become trained to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid poisoning emergency.
Time & Location
Aug 03, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UBC Local 93, 8560 Campeau Dr, Ottawa, ON K2T 0N7, Canada
About the Event
Across Canada, between January 2016 and September 2021, three out of four people dying from an opioid overdose were men, and 20-30% of those employed at the time of their death worked in construction or other skilled trades.
Physically demanding jobs may come with pain, injury and stress. This often leads to using substances to cope. People who use drugs may not reach out for help when they need it because they fear that they will be judged, get in trouble, or be seen as weak.
To bring awareness to this issue and help those who may be afraid to reach out for help when they need it, the Ontario Building Trades have partnered with St John’s Ambulance (SJA) in developing a construction-specific “Opioid Poisoning and Response Training” program.
Join us in person for this 2-hour, in-person class. We will cover how to reduce harmful stigma, harm reduction, and will teach you how to administer Naloxone to save a live in the event of an opioid poisoning emergency.
Training will take place in-person at UBC Local 93 (8560 Campeau Dr, Kanata, ON K2T 0N7). Spaces are limited so register today directly through UBC Local 93.