PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence will offer training at
Providence City Hall on how to administer Naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug
also known as Narcan, for city employees. The Mayor will unveil City Hall’s
first NaloxBox, a high-volume, low-cost installation that provides bystander
rescuers with the critical tools needed to save the lives of opioid overdose
Each NaloxBox is designed to accommodate four doses of the
potent antidote for opiate overdose and is also stocked with a CPR mask for
giving rescue breaths, gloves and information on how to access addiction
treatment. The NaloxBox was conceived by Dr. Geoff Capraro and
Industrial Design experts at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Installation costs are being funded by the RI Department of Behavioral
Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH).
The Healthy Communities Office, in partnership with Lifespan’s
Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention (PONI), will host two
45-minute trainings on October 3 for City staff. The trainings will
cover the common causes of an overdose, how to recognize an overdose, how to
help someone breathe, and how to administer Naloxone.