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The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) along with the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) has partnered with DHECs Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to provide an overview of the LEON and ROLL programs to prevent opioid overdoses in South Carolina.
The Law Enforcement Officer Naloxone (LEON) program provides comprehensive training, an online reporting system, access to designated pharmacies, and a statewide standing order by a physician to carry and administer naloxone. Through the LEON program, the DHEC-operated pharmacies across the state store and dispense naloxone to local law enforcement officers. The program has trained more than 11,000 officers in 200 law enforcement agencies across the state.
Reduction of Opioid Loss of Life (ROLL) trains fire departments to administer the opioid antidote naloxone, including departments not staffed with emergency medical technicians. The training includes signs and symptoms of overdose, how opioids affect the body, how Narcan works, the Overdose Prevention Act, and best practices for first responder safety. It includes over 1,700 firefighters in 113 units across the state.
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.