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BSU sponsors opioid overdose training

BEMIDJI—A opioid overdose response training sponsored by BSU, Leech Lake EMS and other organizations is set for Tuesday, March 6, on campus.

The training will be held twice: once at noon in the lower Hobson Memorial Union's Crying Wolf Room and once at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of Hagg-Sauer Hall.

Sponsored by BSU's Student Center for Health and Counseling, Leech lake EMS, Indian Health Services, the Rural AIDS Action Network and Face It TOGETHER, the training will help attendees learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and teach them how to respond.

Participants will learn how to administer the overdose reversal drug Narcan, and will be able to take home free doses.

Leech Lake EMS has helped hold more than a dozen trainings this year after an uptick in overdoses on the reservation.

For more information, visit www.bemidjistate.edu, click the "BSU News" tab and follow the link to the event.

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