RoseMarie Sherry was recently honored for her life saving efforts by Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and representatives of Nassau County’s Police Department and Detectives Association during a presentation. Her training, Narcan kit and instinctive reactions saved her son from dying of a heroin overdose.
Narcan, or naloxone hydrochloride, is an opiate antidote injection that reverses an opioid overdose. Emergency medical professionals have used Narcan for decades. Now, every Nassau County police officer is trained to administer this live saving medication and they are bringing this training to community members.
DeRiggi-Whitton is co-hosting a Narcan training session with Legislator Don MacKenzie on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the North Shore High School auditorium, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.