In an effort to raise awareness and improve public safety, Chesapeake partnered with local departments of health to conduct Maryland Response Overdose Training on campus this fall.
Participants learn about opioids, how to recognize signs of an overdose and how to respond to an overdose. More than 70 students in the Health Professions Programs have completed the training thus far.
In addition to training students in the Health Professions programs, the Chesapeake College Honors Program sponsored two more training sessions by the Talbot and Dorchester county health departments for Chesapeake students and employees. Another 65 participants are scheduled to complete the training this month. Alexandra Duff-Hughes, MPH, CPH, CHES and Jennifer Washington, Supervisor DRI-Dock Recovery & Wellness Center and NARCAN Trainer of the Mid-Shore conduct the on-campus training sessions.