This POST accredited training prepares individuals to offer trainings to those who are likely to be the first responds on the scene of an overdose. After completion of this course, participants will be given resources to present all materials, and request POST accreditation for the course they offer. This course is most appropriate for individuals who will offer trainings to emergency responders, including law enforcement and fire fighters, security officers, college/university housing or residence life staff, or other individuals who may respond to an overdose emergency.
Core Material (2 Hours):
- Opioid Use Disorder Overview: Learn about opioid use disorder, including a brief overview the effects of opioids on the brain.
- 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 Recognition and Response: Learn how to correctly identify and respond to an overdose event, including how to properly administer naloxone
- Managing Overdose Situations: Learn how to effectively and compassionately work with individuals who have just experienced or witnessed an overdose
- MO-HOPE Evaluation: Learn how to participate in MO-HOPE evaluation protocols, including the completion of “Overdose Field Reports” when naloxone is used to reverse an overdose