UMB is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy substance-free workplace for all employees, students, and visitors. Toward that end, the University has adopted a policy in response to state legislation that includes the following:
- Increasing awareness regarding heroin and opioid addiction and prevention
- Informing all incoming full-time students they are required to complete an online prescription drug abuse prevention training. The training was shared with all other students as a helpful resource.
- Members of the UMB Police Department are the designated personnel for the administration of overdose-reversing medications. The police receive mandatory training, which includes: safely administering overdose-reversing medications; recognizing the symptoms of an opioid overdose; and how to administer proper follow-up emergency procedures after an opioid overdose.
For health professionals, volunteers, and students, additional training for the administration of overdose-reversing medication is available as part of the resources and programming offered at UMB.
To learn more, read the UMB Policy on Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention at the link below. Contact Shannon Dawkins for more information.