Saturday, August 19, 2017

BSU to host Narcan training at rollout of public access program

The Bridgewater State University Police Department, in conjunction with Plymouth County law enforcement officials, healthcare and treatment professionals, will hold Narcan training at a rollout the university’s new public access program to combat the region’s opioid crisis.

The event, which is open to the community-at-large in addition to all BSU faculty, staff and students, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 12 noon in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics on Park Avenue.

Speakers include Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Chief Scott Allen of the East Bridgewater Police Department and EB Hope, Hillary Dubois Farquharson and Amanda Sandoval, both of High Point Treatment Center, BSU President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., and BSUPD Chief David H. Tillinghast, Esq.

Dr. Daniel A. Muse, who specializes in emergency medicine at Brockton Hospital Signature Medical Group, will conduct Narcan, AED defibrillator and related CPR training.

The Sept. 12 event will mark the third opioid training conducted on the university’s campus within three months. At the end of June, Bridgewater’s athletic training faculty and the College of Education & Allied Studies hosted a symposium for emergency workers and athletic trainers.

Residence hall personnel received their training in mid-August as BSU rolls out its public access Narcan program, which also includes placing the overdose-reversing drug in more than 40 AED defibrillator boxes located in academic and administrative buildings throughout the campus.

To register for the Narcan training session at BSU, visit https://www.bridgewater-state-university-police-department.ticketleap.com/the-opioid-crisis-and-public-access-narcan/ or contact Det. Sgt. Robert McEvoy of the BSUPD at rmcevoy@bridgew.edu or 508.531.2103.

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