"New York State Police are warning the public about a new lethal strand of drug that is being distributed across Western New York. On News 4 at 4, Dr. Joshua Lynch, the Chief Medical Officer of The Matters Network and a professor at University at Buffalo, came on to discuss the issue and share information about the services and resources the Matters Network provides." More information can be found HERE
We partnered with Salamanca City Central School District (SCCSD) to increase the accessibility of Narcan on the school’s campus by adding two intranasal Narcan doses to each public access AED. The school district has 6 AEDs on campus and two at their Vet’s Park location. Stickers notifying individuals that there is Narcan located in the AEDs were placed in the window of each AED and on the directional signs when entering the buildings. An AED is a perfect location for Narcan – it is easily accessible and sounds an alarm alerting others when the door is opened. As well as adding Narcan to all the AEDs, STHCS trained 73 staff members of the Salamanca City Central School District on how to administer Narcan and the steps to take in case of an opioid overdose. If any school district in the area would also like to increase Narcan availability and/or train their staff, please reach out to Jordan Yaros, 716-372-0614 ext. 210, firstname.lastname@example.org Pictured in the photo are SCCSD Superintendent, Dr. Beehler, and Nurse Manager, Julianne Creed.