Rhode Island: Librarians at South Providence Branch Train for Opioid Emergencies
UPDATED POST: February 28, 2018 Once It Was Overdue Books. Now Librarians Fight Overdoses (via NY Times)
Librarians in South Providence took part in training Friday to learn how to administer an opioid overdose antidote.
“Libraries are public spaces. They’re open and accessible to everyone. I think because of that it’s really important that staff be prepared,” said Protect Families First [training provider] Executive Director Annajane Yolken.
Yolken told NBC 10 News that she’s already led training sessions at several other libraries throughout the state of Rhode Island.
According to Yolken, some libraries don’t want the public knowing staff members have taken part in training sessions.
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