This training is designed for individuals who will discuss overdose education and naloxone use with individuals at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose. This course is most appropriate for medical, mental health, and substance use treatment providers, social service agencies (including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, food banks, etc.) and other community organizations and agencies that may work with individuals at risk of witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose.
Core Material (1.5 Hours):
- Opioid Overdose Background: Learn about opioid overdose causes and trends
- Opioid Epidemic: Learn about existing efforts to combat the opioid crisis and legislative protections for naloxone use and dispensing
- Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response: Learn how to correctly identify and respond to an overdose event, including how to administer naloxone, and how to prevent future overdoses
- Delivering Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND): Learn how to provide clients with overdose education and either distribute or recommend how and where a client can acquire naloxone.
- MO-HOPE Evaluation: Learn how to participate in MO-HOPE evaluation protocols, including teaching clients/patients how to complete “Overdose Field Reports” when naloxone is used to reverse an overdose.