Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to announce a nine-part free education series this winter.
Secaucus, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/16/2019 --Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to announce a nine-part free education series this winter. As part of building a healthier community, we are excited to offer free classes focusing on Hands-Only CPR, active shooter survival, opioid overdose response, and stroke awareness.
"This is an exhilarating opportunity for the hospital," said Sabina Sanchez, Patient Representative/Community Outreach Coordinator. "These classes give our community a great chance to learn many of the basics of medical care, along with getting to know the hospital better."
This comes after last years extensive outreach schedule where HRH hosted an event with federal, state, country and education to the communities, in particular, survival training. This event was in a specific reaction to the traumatic anti-Semitic attack that occurred in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A program this year is on opioid overdose response. Unfortunately, opioid addiction is something that has taken a grasp on our country's health, and even more specifically, New Jersey. According to the most recent data, in 2016, there were 1,409 opioid-related overdose deaths in New Jersey -- a rate of 16 death per 100,000 persons -- compared with a national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000.
Further, the number of first-time admissions into drug monitoring facilities has steadily increased since 2014, with 9,843 people entering drug treatment facilities for the first time in 2017. The opioid overdose response programs seek to educate people on the dangers of opioid addictions, how they can tell if people they know are suffering from opioid addiction and the correct way to administer Naloxone.
Naloxene is a common name for "Narcan," a medication that is designed to reverse the harmful effects of opioids. In total, 81.6 percent of reported naloxene reversals involve heroin, while prescription opioids were involved in 14.1 percent of cases. Naloxene has become the most popular device for reversing opioid overdoses because it's ease in use, as it is administered in the nasal area.
For the full schedule of classes, please see below. Space is limited. If you would like to RSVP for the event, please email EMS@HudsonRegionalHospital.com or call (201) 583-6707.
Education Series Schedule
Saturday, January 19th: 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Active Shooter Survival
Sunday, January 20th: 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Hands-Only CPR.
Sunday, January 20th: 3:00 pm -- 4:00 pm Stroke Awareness & Prevention
Saturday, February 16th: 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Hands-Only CPR
Saturday, February 16th: 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Opioid Overdose Response
Sunday, February 17th: 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Active Shooter Survival
Tuesday, February 19th: 6:30 pm -- 7:30 pm Opioid Overdose Response
Saturday, March 16th: 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Stroke Awareness & Prevention.
Tuesday, March 19th: 6:30 pm -- 7:30 pm Active Shooter Survival
All community events are held in the GME Room at Hudson Regional Hospital located on 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ 07094. In addition, we can schedule specific programs for your shul or organization as we have in 2018.
Schedule an Appointment
Hudson Regional Hospital offers preventive and other services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Patients can inquire about these services or schedule appointments by contacting the hospital directly, either via telephone at 201-392-3100 or email at info@HudsonRegionalHospital.com. Patients facing medical emergencies should proceed directly to the emergency room. The emergency room contact number is 201-392-3210.
For a tour of the new Hudson Regional Hospital or to meet the owner and executive, physicians should call George Matyjewicz at 201-392-3436 or email GMatyjewicz@HudsonRegionalMarketing.com.
About Hudson Regional Hospital
Hudson Regional Hospital acquired its facility from Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in January 2018, with the mission to build a healthier community by providing exceptional care for Hudson County residents through a significant investment in new technology including the da Vinci Robotic System, and access to more physician groups including some of the best physicians in the New York City metro area.
Hudson Regional Hospital's ER team provides around-the-clock comprehensive emergency care services that include short wait times, EMS/ambulance on-site 24/7, a fully equipped EMS lounge, 24/7 access to specialty physicians and multilingual staff that understands 19 different languages, including Hebrew.