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At EMSCEP (EMS Continuing Education Program) Radio, we offer continuing medical education content for ALS and BLS EMS Providers.  Sponsored by the Fairfax County Virginia Fire Rescue Department.  

Jun 28, 2017

This is another edition of EMSCEP Radio, from our on-location coverage of the Fairfax Fire Rescue EMS Week Training Symposium, during EMS Week.

In this episode, we talk with Amira Turner.  We will learn about the REVIVE Program.  It's a Virginia statewide program designed to help support families and people with addiction to opiates.

 

Amira Turner, REVIVE! Coordinator

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

              Amira graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed the Substance Abuse Counseling Education coursework through J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in 2015. Currently, she is working towards a Master of Social Work through VCU's School of Social Work as well as a Master of Science in Addiction Studies through VCU’s International Programme in Addiction Studies. Her research has been focused on opioid addiction and how to best respond to opioid overdose. Her past experience includes co-facilitating counseling groups for women’s issues, substance misuse and addiction, well as interpersonal violence counseling, and case management.