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Synthetic Drug Training Event for Emergency Medical Services

Synthetic Drug Training Event for Emergency Medical Services

WHAT: A panel of experts will present information that first responders need to know about identifying synthetic drug use and treatment. EMS crews from agencies including: Rural Metro, Greece, Monroe, Brighton, Perinton, Lima etc. will attend for this sought after topic. Presenters include a psychiatrist, psychiatric assignment officer, a chemist, and addiction therapist.

Key topics:

  • Understanding side effects of synthetics and how they differ from traditional substances
  • Understand and identify behaviors related to synthetic drug use
  • Learn methods of treating agitated patients that have used synthetic drugs
  • Understanding toxicology
  • Understand treatment in the acute phase and in ongoing rehabilitation
  • See product packaging, substances, and contemporary related items
  • Up to the minute usage trends see in schools and in other populations

WHERE: Unity Health System’s St. Mary’s Campus

East and West Auditorium 89 Genesee Street, Rochester

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20

  • 5:30 to 6 p.m. - Registration
  • 6 to 8 p.m. – Presentation, tour and Q&A


About Unity At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience in over 70 locations. Key programs include Unity Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Unity Center for Aging provides a comprehensive range of services for older adults using the most innovative approaches in elder care. ACM Medical Laboratory is an industry leader in patient and clinical trials testing. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org. ###