CRMC to host seminar on drug used to counter opioid overdose

Ashly Hancock.

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is hosting a free seminar this week for medical professionals and the community about naloxone, a drug used for opioid overdose prevention and control.

Ashly Hancock, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident at CRMC, will lead the one-hour discussion, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

The presentation will cover the list of common opioids and how they work, the signs and symptoms of an overdose, how to identify persons at an increased risk for an overdose, the appropriate steps to take when responding to an overdose, and demonstrate how to use intramuscular and intranasal naloxone.

The seminar will be held in CRMC Education Center Rooms 1 and 2, located on the medical center’s main campus. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, call the CRMC education department at (931) 783-2030 or email at The seminar is free but seating is limited.

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