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
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.