On Tuesday, July 10th, Justine Waldman, MD, FACEP of Reach Medical presented on: “Naloxone: Preventing the Opioid Overdose in the Community”
1. Discuss the epidemiology of opioid overdose.
2. Identify how to avoid, recognize, and act on opioid overdoses.
3. Discuss the role and safety of prescribing and distributing naloxone.
Dr. Justine Waldman is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and has been serving the community since 2002. Her interest in drug user health was ignited in September of 2014 and it is Dr. Waldman’s mission to see that all populations treated with stigma in the health care setting get the care that they deserve. In December of 2016, Dr. Waldman began as the clinician at New York State’s first Health Hub at the Southern Tier Aids Program (STAP) Syringe Exchange Program (SEP). The Health Hub provides Low Threshold Harm Reduction Services including Opioid Replacement Therapy, Hep C testing and treatment and acute primary care in a safe, compassionate setting for People Who Inject Drugs. She is the President of the Reach Project, and Medical Director of Reach Medical, which serves as a safety net for any Person Who Uses Drugs, and works to change the culture around stigma.