A booth will be set up until 2 p.m. Tuesday during the farmers market in the center of OHSU’s Marquam Hill Campus, near the fountain in front of Mackenzie Hall.
Narcan is administered through the nose to a person overdosing on opioids. It blocks opioid receptors in the brain, effectively reversing an overdose and potentially saving a person’s life.
“You never know when you’re going to be in a situation when you would need naloxone,” said OHSU pharmacist Emily Skogrand. “It may seem intimidating for a non-clinician, but it’s easy to administer and we encourage everyone to take a few minutes to learn how to use it.”
The center hopes the training raises awareness and helps prevent future opioid deaths.