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‘Save a Life’ training set for this week in Rostraver

Renatta Signorini

Westmoreland, Washington and Fayette residents are invited to a free training Thursday in Rostraver that will teach participants ways to save someone’s life during emergency situations.

The Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission and Mon Valley Opioid Coalition are holding “Learn How to Save a Life” from 6-8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 1525 Broad Ave.

Community members will learn about first-aid, overdose prevention and how to stem traumatic blood flow. Doses of naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, will be available. It can reverse overdoses by blocking opioids’ effect on the brain and respiratory system.

The drug is also regularly available at most pharmacies in Pennsylvania, at little or no cost for those with insurance, under a standing order issued in 2015.

“Stop the Bleed” training has been conducted around the region for various groups, including schools, churches and clubs. It focuses on stopping traumatic bleeding during a large-scale incident.

For details, contact the commission at 724-243-2220.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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