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Charles County, Maryland

Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Kits Now Available in County Buildings

For Immediate Release
2018-155
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:30pm

Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Kits Now Available in County Buildings

*This release is provided in partnership with the Charles County Department of Health. 
 
Charles County Government, in partnership with the Department of Health, is proud to announce that all county-owned buildings currently equipped with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units now have Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Kits. Stop the Bleed Kits provide emergency personnel and residents with proper bleeding control tools for use in serious trauma emergencies. Opioid Overdose Kits include Narcan and other items needed to assist an individual experiencing an opioid overdose. Charles County is partnering with the Maryland Coalition of Families and local advocacy groups to provide a list of local resource numbers inside the Opioid Overdose Kits, to further assist the individuals after the overdose occurs.   
 
The Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Kits are located inside AED cabinets, ready for use. There are 54 AED units in government buildings, community centers, local parks, and the Jude House (9505 Crain Hwy, Bel Alton).
 
Residents are reminded to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency situation. Each Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Kit has step-by-step instructions. Residents are encouraged to take available trainings or learn more about lifesaving-efforts before an emergency arises. The Department of Health offers Narcan trainings on Monday evenings. Call 301-609-6661 to register for a training. To learn more about stopping life-threatening bleeding, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org/. Remember, your efforts could save a life. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
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About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
 
It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.