Tennessee Save a Life
The “Tennessee’s Save a Life Project” provides training on opioid use disorders to health professionals on best practices for prescribing opioids, pain management, co-prescribing practices, screening for substance use disorder, referrals to treatment programs, and overdose prevention. The goal is to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary training and skills to better serve their patients and ensure the highest quality of care by:
- reducing the number of overdose related deaths by improving access and availability of clinical treatment and recovery services;
- expanding access to medication assisted treatment;
- implementing new strategies for pregnant women;
- providing widespread Naloxone distribution;
- Training professionals and key stakeholders on opioid use disorders;
- and Implementing an Overdose Rapid Response System when an outbreak of overdoses occurs.
The Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) conduct individual and group training sessions to educate and distribute Naloxone kits to individuals in the community who are affected by opiate use and overdose. If your agency works directly with opioid users or if you or a loved one is affected by the opioid crisis, please contact one of our ROPS to schedule a training.