The Opioid Crisis: Life-Saving Intervention & Prevention


Starts:  1/25/2016  6:30 PM
Ends: 1/25/2016 8:00 PM
Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College

In response to the staggering number of opioid overdoses and deaths in Massachusetts and across the country, Simmons Student Nurses Association (SNA) and School of Nursing and Health Sciences are sponsoring The Opioid Crisis: Life-Saving Intervention & Prevention.

Detective Lieutenant Patrick Glynn and Detective Brian Coen will talk about the impact of Quincy Police Department’s first-in-the-nation program to equip Quincy police cruisers with the overdose-reversing drug naloxone (Narcan) and train officers to administer it. Detective Lt. Glynn has received national attention and awards for his role heading the program.

The Opioid Crisis: Life-Saving Intervention & Prevention will also cover safe medication prescribing and disposing practices as well as firsthand accounts of the powerful and tragic effect the opioid epidemic is having on families and communities.

SNA president Ashley Wiseman ‘16 shared her thoughts on why this event is so important:

“Substance use disorders have become a nationwide epidemic, particularly involving opioids. In addition, there is limited health care and support available for people with substance use disorders. SNA wanted to host this event to recognize our responsibility as nurses, and as members of the community, to become educated on how to best support people with substance use disorders and to eliminate the negative stigma associated with them.” 

Space is limited, please register for this event to reserve your seat.

Simmons College is unable to offer parking for this event. Visit our website for information about parking options in the Simmons neighborhood or directions via public transportation.