February 9, 2017
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (CTA) HOSTS NARCAN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR DISTRICT TEACHERS
CTA President Tony Felicio, Jr. (c/back row) welcomes the early session of the CTA sponsored Narcan training seminar.
Bohemia, NY --- Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) President Mr. Anthony Felicio, Jr. invited Erik Zalewski (MS, EMT-CC) to meet with district teachers on February 8th. Zalewski is a veteran paramedic affiliated with the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, National Safety Council and the American Heart Association. Felicio invited Zalewski to work with district educators on the use of Narcan, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses.
Teachers were taught the symptoms and causes of opioid overdoses, and the proper use of Narcan, or Naloxone, to revive individuals in drug distress. “I would like to thank our teachers for attending the CTA sponsored Narcan training today” said Felicio “If the need ever arises, Connetquot teachers will have the knowledge and experience that could save a life. I’m proud to say that this is another example of how district educators prepare themselves, to protect the residents of our community.”
Felicio thanked the teachers, and Erik Zalewski for taking part is such an important training session. Zalewski is also a high school science teacher, and has authored numerous articles on managing medical emergencies.
CTA President Tony Felicio, Jr. (back row) welcomes members to the second Narcan training seminar.
photos by Joseph Maniaci