WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Those at the Warren Family Mission receiving training Tuesday on how to properly administer naloxone, the medicine used to reverse an opioid overdose.
The free educational session was part of Project DAWN and teaches participants how to recognize a drug overdose and how to save lives responding to it. Project DAWN, which is an acronym for Deaths Avoided With Naloxone, is a program to increase access to the life-saving drug, naloxone.
Program Coordinator Kathy Parrilla said it is very important to learn about the proper way to use this medicine.
“You are going to be dispensing a medicine,” she said. “If you do use the naloxone, you want to be able to be trained and educated properly to do that correctly and effectively. If you have a medication and you are unaware on how to use it properly, it’s not going to work.”
The Warren Family Mission said it will keep a kit in all four of the mission’s facilities.