Advisor(s)

Kelly Kroustos, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
k-reilly@onu.edu

Document Type

Conference Proceedings

Location

ONU McIntosh Center; Wishing Well

Start Date

22-4-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

22-4-2022 11:00 AM

Abstract

Background:

In partnership with the Kenton Hardin Health Department, Project DAWN training was offered to Ohio Northern University students. Project DAWN is a public health program offered within Ohio. The goal of the program is to provide education and training related to opioid overdoses and to distribute naloxone kits.

Methods:

Two sessions of Project DAWN training provided by the county Health Department was completed by 77 Ohio Northern University students. At the sessions students filled out a survey on student demographics (college, class, major), and reasons for attending.

Results:

Of the students that attended: 57 (pharmacy majors), 9 (engineering majors), 3 (law majors), and 8 (arts and sciences majors), a total of 14 students stated that they knew someone that used opioids, 36 students perceived they would use the kit in the future, and 74 stated they wanted a Naloxone kit in case they saw someone overdosing in the future. All 77 students indicated that the training should be offered again.

Conclusion:

Students thought that Project DAWN training was important. Teaching students what to do in the event of an overdose, along with giving tools to help someone in need could help prevent a death from an opioid overdose.

Notes

This presentation is part of the Honors Capstone Enhancement Presentation series.

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Ohio Northern University Students connect with Kenton Hardin Health Department for Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) Training

ONU McIntosh Center; Wishing Well

Background:

In partnership with the Kenton Hardin Health Department, Project DAWN training was offered to Ohio Northern University students. Project DAWN is a public health program offered within Ohio. The goal of the program is to provide education and training related to opioid overdoses and to distribute naloxone kits.

Methods:

Two sessions of Project DAWN training provided by the county Health Department was completed by 77 Ohio Northern University students. At the sessions students filled out a survey on student demographics (college, class, major), and reasons for attending.

Results:

Of the students that attended: 57 (pharmacy majors), 9 (engineering majors), 3 (law majors), and 8 (arts and sciences majors), a total of 14 students stated that they knew someone that used opioids, 36 students perceived they would use the kit in the future, and 74 stated they wanted a Naloxone kit in case they saw someone overdosing in the future. All 77 students indicated that the training should be offered again.

Conclusion:

Students thought that Project DAWN training was important. Teaching students what to do in the event of an overdose, along with giving tools to help someone in need could help prevent a death from an opioid overdose.