School of Pharmacy’s Janice L. Pringle Earns Grant for New Program

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Janice L. Pringle, professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, recently received a grant to develop “Online Learning Communities: Mobile Application for Physicians and First Responders from the PA Department of Health” with primary sponsor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Program Evaluation and Research Unit will create a curriculum for a program to be used by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to train First Responder Champions in regions across Pennsylvania to support the use of the OpiRescue application, including rescue breathing and naloxone resources embedded within the application by their peers within each of the champions’ regions.

The curriculum will also address barriers observed by first responders in naloxone access and utilization.