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SIS Event - Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose
Tuesday, May 07, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

 SIS Event Series- Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose

Members - FREE
Non-Members - $20

May 7, 2019
6:00 -8:00PM

Quinnipiac University- North Haven Campus- 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06473. School of Health Sciences- Room MNH 101

Number of Contact Hours: 2.0


Dennis Aptaker OTD, OTR/L & Pamela Mautte MS, MCHES

Dennis Aptaker has been a practicing occupational therapist since 2008.  His primary area of practice has been adolescent mental health across the continuum of services.  Dennis is currently a full-time faculty member of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Occupational Therapy.  Practicing in acute psychiatry and community-based mental health, Dennis has worked with many individuals to prevent and recover from substance use disorders achieving a higher quality of life.

Pamela Mautte, Director of Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, a BH Care Program – Pamela Mautte has more than 18 years of experience in the prevention field. She holds an MS degree in School Health Education, a BS degree in Public Health, and is a certified Prevention Specialist with Reciprocity (CPP-R), a Master Certified Health Educator Specialist (MCHES), a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, a Certified (Training for Intervention Procedures) – TIPS Trainer, and an adjunct faculty member at Quinnipiac University.

Learning Objectives Attendees Should Achieve:

  1. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the opioid epidemic
  2. Participants will understand how to recognize and respond to an overdose.
  3. Participants will obtain the skills needed to use Nasal Narcan.

Summary of Event: 

This workshop is designed for occupational therapy practitioners to gain appreciation and understanding of the public health crisis surrounding the opioid epidemic. Furthermore, participants will be oriented to the potential for misuse, abuse and overdose of opioids as related to occupational therapy practice. Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of an opioid related overdose and learn how to administer nasal Narcan as a life saving measure. Participants will have the option to receive a Narcan kit; a pharmacist will be onsite to process insurance for any eligible copays related to receiving the medication. Options are available for those with higher copays or if Narcan is not covered to receive kits as well.

5/7/19 -SIS Event Series- Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose