Learn How to Prevent an Overdose

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County will be hosting an event to help the public learn more about safely and effectively using prescription pain medicines on Monday, December 17th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the T.B. Scott Library Community Room.   Participants will also learn about the signs and symptoms of an overdose, rescue breathing and how to administer naloxone.

Dr. Robert Sedlacek will be presenting Let’s Talk About Pain Medicines, a free 90-minute educational program developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy to help adults obtain a better understanding of how to more safely and effectively use prescription pain (opioid) medicine.

Program topics include:

  • The differences between prescription opioids and other pain medicines
  • Safe storage of opioid medicine to help prevent others from finding and using them
  • What to do with unused opioid medicine
  • Understanding of label directions (when and how long to take the medicine)
  • The importance of understanding warning labels
  • When to call the pharmacist or doctor

Following this presentation, Carley Zartner, CHES with the Aids Resource Center of WI will be providing a free program on the signs and symptoms of an overdose, rescue breathing, and how to administer naloxone.

Each participant will be provided with a workbook and fact sheets to take home, plus everyone gets a free pillbox organizer and lock box for safe storage of medications.   Participants will also receive two doses of naloxone.

Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, December 12th to assure we have sufficient program materials.  Please contact Debbie Moellendorf, UW-Extension Lincoln County by email deborah.moellendorf@ces.uwex.edu or via phone (715) 539-1077 to reserve your spot today.  Space is limited.

Flyer – Let’s Talk about Pain Medications and Naloxone Training