Central East Webinar Series: Preventing Drug Overdoses
Part 3: Training and Collaborating with Professional and Lay-Person First Responders
Josh Esrick, MPP & Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
This is part three of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on preventing drug overdoses.
Preventing drug overdoses in a comprehensive manner requires both expanding capacity to reverse in-progress overdoses and implementing strategies to prevent overdoses from occurring in the first place. Preventionists can make significant progress towards both these goals by working with professional and layperson overdose first responders. This webinar overviews the importance of post-overdose services, walks through the options and key considerations for training first responders about naloxone and post-overdose services, and discusses opportunities for prevention to further collaborate with first responders to prevent overdoses.
- Overview the importance of post-overdose services for preventing reoccurring overdoses
- Describe overdose prevention training options for first responders
- Discuss other opportunities for prevention to collaborate with first responders
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.