Citizen Opioid Responders (COR) is an Indiana University online naloxone training program that seeks to reduce deaths from opioid overdoses by recruiting, training, and linking citizen responders to these events so they can administer lifesaving Naloxone/Narcan. In an effort to increase the number of persons trained to administer naloxone/NARCAN, Dearborn County Health Department has partnered with IU to bring the COR program to the Dearborn community. Sign up and complete this FREE training and present your certificate of completion to the Dearborn County Health Department to receive FREE doses of naloxone/NARCAN.
Opioid overdoses exact a tremendous cost in lives and place incredible strain on emergency response systems. Naloxone has been developed to counteract overdoses; however, the nature of these events requires a rapid response, something that challenges emergency responders in both lightly populated rural areas as well as densely populated urban communities.
PulsePoint has developed an app with the potential to overcome these challenges by alerting citizen responders in real-time to possible overdose events via Medical Alerts. These alerts are pushed out to mobile app users' phones notifying them that they are near medical events requiring CPR. PulsePoint is already in place in 4,000 communities throughout the U.S. However, the app cannot accomplish these goals without being used by a large number of trained individuals who are both able to administer life-saving Naloxone and confident in their ability to do so.
As such, the COR program aims to develop and disseminate online trainings that empowers community members to use the PulsePoint App, safely respond to calls, and administer Naloxone.
Dearborn County Health Department
165 Mary Street
Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
Phone: (812) 532-3276
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30-4:30pm