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Fountaindale Library adds Narcan

3/5/2019, 9:46 p.m.
Bolingbrook - To ensure all library staff members and anyone from the public has access to Narcan, the Fountaindale Public ...

Bolingbrook - To ensure all library staff members and anyone from the public has access to Narcan, the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook now keeps the lifesaving antidote in all four of its AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Most of the library staff has been trained to administer Narcan.

The Fountaindale staff was one of the first libraries in Will County to participate in Narcan training offered by Dr. Kathleen Burke, director of the office of substance use initiatives under County Executive Larry Walsh. According to Burke, the Fountaindale Library is the first in Will County to keep Narcan with its AEDs.

Early in 2017, Burke began offering Narcan training to any person or organization in the county through the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. Naloxone (Narcan) is an easy to use, lifesaving medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose when delivered in a timely manner.

For more information about the Office of Substance Use Initiatives or to schedule a Narcan training, contact Burke at kathleenburke@willcountyillinois.com or (815) 774-7486.