According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. Approximately 68% of these deaths involved at least one opioid. In an effort to save lives, this course was created to help train first responders across the state in the proper pre-hospital administration of intranasal naloxone to reduce the number of fatalities that can result from opiate overdoses.


  • Implement learned principals to streamline their roles in administering and the distribution of naloxone
  • Understand what can be expected when encountering an opioid overdose individual
  • Understand Arkansas legislation on naloxone and the Joshua Ashley-Pauley “911 Good Samaritan” Act
  • Develop a departmental policy to establish guidelines and regulations governing the utilization of Intranasal Naloxone administration


  • Drug Overdose Death Rates
  • Your Rights Under The Law
  • Definition of Opiate
  • Types of Opioids
  • Threat to First Responders
  • How Does Overdose Occur?
  • Opioid Treatment – Naloxone
  • Intranasal Naloxone Distribution
  • Policy for Distribution of Narcan
  • Incident Reporting
  • Joshua Ashley-Pauley Act
  • SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Course Requirements

  • This class is only available to select preapproved agencies through the Arkansas Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose (PDO) Prevention Program.

This is a 2-hour class.
This class is available at no charge.

For more information, contact:

Matt Modrak: 501-570-8060, or Yvonne Burk:  501-570-8051,

Upcoming Classes

  • April 13 2021

    Online meeting from 10am to 12 noon
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  • April 20 2021

    Online meeting from 1pm to 3pm
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  • April 28 2021

    Online meeting from 10am to 12 noon
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