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Hudson Regional Hospital Announces Slate of Free Educational Programs

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to announce a nine-part, free education series this winter. As part of building a healthier community, we are excited to offer free classes focusing on hands-only CPR, active shooter survival, opioid overdose response and stroke awareness.

“This is an exhilarating opportunity for the hospital,” said Sabina Sanchez, patient representative/community outreach coordinator. “These classes give our community a great chance to learn many of the basics of medical care, along with getting to know the hospital better.”

This comes after HRH’s extensive outreach last year, which was in response to the traumatic anti-Semitic attack that occurred in Pittsburgh.

One program this year is on opioid overdose response. Unfortunately, opioid addiction is something that has taken a grasp on our country’s health, and New Jersey is no exception. According to the most recent data, in 2016, there were 1,409 opioid-related overdose deaths in New Jersey—a rate of 16 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared with a national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000.

Further, the number of first-time admissions into drug-monitoring facilities has steadily increased since 2014, with 9,843 people entering drug-treatment facilities for the first time in 2017. The opioid overdose response programs seek to educate people on the dangers of opioid addictions, how they can tell if people they know are suffering from opioid addiction and the correct way to administer naloxone.

Naloxone is a common name for “Narcan,” a medication that is designed to reverse the harmful effects of opioids. In total, 81.6 percent of reported naloxene reversals involve heroin, while prescription opioids were involved in 14.1 percent of cases. Naloxone has become the most popular method for reversing opioid overdoses because of its ease in use, as it is administered in the nasal area.

The full schedule of classes is below. Space is limited. To RSVP for the event, please email [email protected] or call 201-583-6707.

Saturday, January 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Active Shooter Survival

Sunday, January 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hands-Only CPR.

Sunday, January 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Stroke Awareness & Prevention

Saturday, February 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Hands-Only CPR

Saturday, February 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Opioid Overdose Response

Sunday, February 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Active Shooter Survival

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Opioid Overdose Response

Saturday, March 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Stroke Awareness & Prevention

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Active Shooter Survival

All community events are held in the GME Room at Hudson Regional Hospital located on 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ 07094. In addition, we can schedule specific programs for your shul or organization, as we did in 2018.

Hudson Regional Hospital offers preventive and other services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Patients can inquire about these services or schedule appointments by contacting the hospital directly, either via telephone at 201-392-3100 or email at [email protected]. Patients facing medical emergencies should proceed directly to the emergency room. The emergency room contact number is 201-392-3210.

For a tour of the new Hudson Regional Hospital or to meet the owner and executive, physicians should call George Matyjewicz at 201-392-3436 or email [email protected].

Hudson Regional Hospital acquired its facility from Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in January 2018, with the mission to build a healthier community by providing exceptional care for Hudson County residents through a significant investment in new technology, including the da Vinci Robotic System, and access to more physician groups including some of the best physicians in the New York City metro area.

Hudson Regional Hospital’s ER team provides around-the-clock comprehensive emergency care services that include short wait times, EMS/ambulance on-site 24/7, a fully equipped EMS lounge, 24/7 access to specialty physicians and multilingual staff that understands 19 different languages, including Hebrew.

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