An opioid is any drug that contains opium or its derivative. Opioids vary in lethality per individual and circumstances. The effects of an opioid overdose can be reversed by naloxone (brand name Narcan).
Anne Arundel-Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT), in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, recently hosted an instruction on Mental Health First Aid.
The Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid and CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. After successfully completing this course, students should be able to: list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer describe the key steps in first aid describe the assessment of and first aid actions for the following […]