ACT Foundation enhancing high school CPR training with opioid awareness and overdose response training

The Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation says it is enhancing the ACT High School CPR and AED Program with an Opioids Overdose Response Training Module.

National Medical Director and Chair Dr. Justin Maloney says support from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program will enable the foundation to expand its Ottawa pilot of the opioids awareness and response training to hundreds of high schools across Canada.

He says enhancing their program with opioids awareness and response training is a natural next step in equipping youth to respond to life threatening emergencies they may encounter.

High school teachers will be trained to teach students to recognize the signs of an opioids overdose, the importance of calling 911 quickly, and how to respond with the use of Naloxone nasal spray and perform CPR when necessary.

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