Narcan kits for SPICE naloxone workshop

Thank you for your patience! The SPICE faculty is meeting this week to determine the pick-up dates and times for the Narcan kits. The pick-up location will be outdoors in the parking lot at California Health Sciences University, Annex Building (NOTE: LOCATION CHANGED), and you will need to wear a face mask and show proof that you have registered for the SPICE naloxone workshop in order to receive a Narcan kit. Please register for the naloxone workshop before September 4th, so that we can plan accordingly. Thank you! 

Course credit for participation in SPICE (Nice! 😀)

CHSU pharmacy students who enroll in elective course PHR 781S will receive course credit for their participation in SPICE! Please contact Drs Rebecca Leon and Maya Leiva for more information. 

SPICE naloxone training and certification workshop on September 12th will be VIRTUAL

The safety and well-being of our community is our main priority. Therefore, we have decided to make our naloxone training and certification workshop a virtual event. The virtual workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please register online in order to receive information about the Zoom meeting and the scheduled dates/times to pick up the Narcan kit locally in Fresno prior to the workshop. Only registered attendees will receive a Narcan kit. 

To register for the VIRTUAL naloxone training and certification workshop:

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Theme for 2020-2021: Addressing the Challenges of Co-Occurring Opioid Dependence and Mental Health Disorders



Starting in Fall 2020, our interprofessional learning activities will focus on the complex challenges of the opioid and mental health crises. Learning activities include (but are not limited to): team simulations, critical review of journal articles and evidence-based best practices, study of clinical cases, exploration of community agencies and resources, creating and publishing a patient education newsletter that will be distributed in the community, as well as a naloxone training and certification workshop. 

SAVE THE DATES:
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020: 8AM to 12PM - Interprofessional naloxone training and certification workshop for health professionals 
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020: 10AM to 1PM - Understanding opioid use disorder, treatment and recovery (virtual meeting via Zoom)
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020: 10AM to 1PM - Understanding co-occurring opioid use disorder and mental health (virtual meeting via Zoom)
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020: 10AM to 1PM - Engagement and intervention with patients affected by opioid use disorder and mental health (virtual meeting via Zoom)
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021: 10AM to 1PM - Topic TBD
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021: 10AM to 1PM - Topic TBD
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021: 10AM to 1PM - Topic TBD
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021: 10AM to 1PM - Topic TBD
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021: 10AM to 1PM - Topic TBD

This year, we hope to GROW and include MORE health professionals and disciplines in SPICE!

Last year, we had students, faculty and community providers from multiple disciplines participate in SPICE, including: 
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Public health
  • Psychology
  • Recreation therapy
  • Physician's assistant
  • Pre-medicine
  • Social work

NEW for this year: 
Pharmacy students at California Health Sciences University may earn course credit for their participation. Please contact Drs Rebecca Leon and Maya Leiva for more information.