Librarians training to use overdose reversal kits

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 10:11:57-04

Librarians in Huron County have been trained to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. 

The training comes in the wake of fatal overdoses in libraries across the country. Fatal overdoses have occurred in libraries in cities like Denver and San Francisco. Huron County is working to stop the trend from happening here. 

The Huron County Public Health Department teamed up with all libraries in Huron County to make the training possible. 

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Each library in the county has one or two naloxone kits available. 

"Wanting to serve people, you know, that's just what we do. Whether it's information or it's other things and it just makes sense for us to be prepared for anything that might happen," said Laura Lee Wilson, executive director of the Huron County Public Library. 

Naloxone training has become more common in Northeast Ohio, with Akron Public Schools making headlines this week for having officers prepared to carry the drug in middle and high schools in the upcoming school year.