Project DAWN - Overdose Prevention, Training & Intervention
The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the November virtual/webinar program --- Project DAWN - Overdose Prevention, Training & Intervention --- with keynote speaker Mikesha Yarbrough, Health Educator, Lake County General Health District.
The program is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020. This training event is provided to you by the LCSC steering committee.
The webinar "Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) - Overdose Prevention, Training and Intervention" will provide important instruction and review for employers and employees on how to save friends, colleagues/co-workers and customers from an overdose.
Yarbrough has been a health educator for more than 13 years, specializing in unintentional injury prevention and poison prevention for at risk population. She served as chair of the Prescription Drug Abuse Action Group, now the Overdose Prevention Network led by the Ohio Department of Health in 2011 to 2013.
Among other items, attendees will learn the scope of the opioid problems both locally and statewide. They will learn how Project DAWN was formed and how Coronavirus-19 (COVOD-19) has impacted the opioid epidemic and overdose risks.
Yarbrough also was a member of the Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force for three years. After working at poison control centers for eight (8) years she said she believes assisting community stakeholders in educational efforts regarding safe usage, storage and disposal of opioid substances plays a vital role in reducing the stigma around substance use disorders.
Attendees also will learn how to recognize an overdose and why having naloxone is beneficial for the workplace and the community. This educational training provides insight into how the opioid epidemic touches every community, rural or urban. It is designed to explain what opioids are, how to recognize an overdose, learn who is a risk for an overdose and how business/industry and community members can help join the fight to save lives by learning how to use naloxone.
This is a virtual meeting and the registration information will be sent soon: