Emergency & Safety Training
Naloxone (NARCAN) Training Course
The Naloxone (NARCAN) training course will teach you how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone.
The course is available in our office, as a live online and on-site training for groups of 10 or more.
The Naloxone (NARCAN) training course is suitable for laypersons, including, but not limited to: businesses, organizations, community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government and health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, and more.
What You Will Learn:
Ability to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
Acquire knowledge of how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone
Understand the role of harm reduction in the overall opioid public health crisis solutions / action plan / strategy.
If you or someone you care for has opioids at home, you can obtain NARCAN® Nasal Spray from your local pharmacy. There are many states where NARCAN® Nasal Spray is available without a prescription from your physician.
To see if your state is one of them, click here.
HOW TO USE
NARCAN® NASAL SPRAY
In opioid overdose emergencies, recognizing symptoms and taking prompt action is critical to potentially saving a life. If you suspect an opioid overdose, administer NARCAN® Nasal Spray and get emergency medical assistance right away.
KEY STEPS TO ADMINISTERING NARCAN® NASAL SPRAY:
Not a Substitute for Emergency Medical Care.
When administering NARCAN® Nasal Spray, always be sure to call 911 right away, even if the person wakes up. Keep the patient under surveillance or close watch. If breathing does not return to normal or if breathing difficulty resumes, after 2-3 minutes, give an additional dose of NARCAN® Nasal Spray using a new device in the alternate nostril.
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit
CADCA has produced a toolkit with info to use when attempting to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. This toolkit equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. It also addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.