County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, encourage residents to be prepared to save a life by participating in Narcan training and Hands-Only CPR Training scheduled for June 11 in Sayville. The event is sponsored by the Community Ambulance and Senator Phil Boyle.
Narcan training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan, and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan.
Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public spaces. According to the American Heart Association, most Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they are afraid of hurting the victim. Hands-Only CPR involves two easy steps: Call 9-1-1 if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a familiar song that has 100 to 120 beats per minute. Participants will gain confidence in taking action when they see a teen or adult collapse. The class is scheduled for:
Sunday, June 11, 2017- 1p.m. to 5p.m., Sayville Library, 88 Greene Ave., Sayville, NY 11782.