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Dundee bar receives life-saving overdose awareness training

Posted: November 27, 2023

Earlier this month Frankie Davie from Hillcrest Futures’ Tayside IEP Harm Reduction service delivered training to staff from the Bowbridge Bar in Dundee around overdose awareness and Naloxone administration. 

Naloxone is a medication used to temporarily reverse the effects of an accidental opioid overdose.

Project worker, Frankie explains: “During this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day, the Bowbridge Bar staff approached us to request this life-saving training as they had wanted to be able to help in the event of a potential overdose situation.

“This is a fantastic community response and we would encourage other local bars, cafes, etc to get in touch so we can offer the same life-saving skills to your teams.

“Naloxone now comes in the form of a nasal spray so is even easier and quicker to use in the event of an emergency, and should be an extension of every first aid kit in our communities.”

Naloxone training is available to anyone and only takes around one hour to complete. Attendees are taught how to identify the signs and symptoms of an overdose, how Naloxone works and how to administer it.

To request training or more information, please email Fiona, Service Manager for Harm Reduction on fholt@hillcrestfutures.org.uk.

Pictured above: Frankie Davie (second from the right) with Bowbridge Bar staff