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SEERM offers opioid overdose response and Naloxone training

Mason’s Employee Health and Well-Being team, a division of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM), will begin offering Opioid Overdose Response and Naloxone Training to the university community this spring. This one-hour course, available for free to faculty, staff, and students, will cover how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Narcan (Naloxone). Participants will receive a certificate and a Naloxone kit upon completion of the course.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80,590 people in the United States died from an opioid-related drug overdose in 2022. Naloxone has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. In March 2023, Naloxone received FDA approval to be dispensed over the counter and is expected to be available to the public by summer of this year.

To register for an upcoming training, please visit For help with registration or for other questions, please contact Attendance is free and first come, first served. SEERM will continue to add more sessions of this course in addition to the upcoming dates listed below.

Upcoming dates (seating limited):

April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 8, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
June 7, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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