Opioid Overdose Response Awareness
Each day more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, such as prescription narcotics, heroin and fentanyl creating a national health crisis. However, opioid emergency-related deaths often can be prevented, if the person receives emergency medical care and timely administration of an opioid reversal agent. This course gives staff members an overview of opioid overdose response procedures and the usage, storage and maintenance of opioid reversal agents, such as naloxone. Topics include types of opioids, signs and symptoms of an overdose, sample naloxone administration procedures, and after-incident resource identification.