Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health offering Narcan training to the community
More than 600 people have been trained by Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan. Many of them are first responders. Now, BBPH wants community members to be trained as well.
Fifty-eight people have been saved with Narcan since police and fire agencies in Burleigh and Morton counties got the opioid reversal drug in 2017. The data from BBPH shows it as an 86 percent success rate. In all, 99 doses have been used.
BBPH director Renae Moch wants more training and access to the antidote. Moch says she’s reached out to the Bismarck Event Center about getting Narcan in the AED boxes.
“If you're out in a public space and you happen to come upon someone that's experiencing an overdose, you would be able to appropriately respond know what to do in that situation,” said Moch.
Moch says there's another community training on Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the BBPH building on Front Ave. For more information, you can call public health at 701-355-1540.
There’s also a link to an online training: getnaloxonenow.org