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The aim of this half-day course is to enable respondents to respond effectively to opiod overdose with the use of Naloxone. As of 2016, NICE guidance states that drug services can provide naloxone to anyone, without a prescription, if it is being made available to save a life in an emergency overdose situation

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Understand opiates and opioids as classes of drugs
  • Understand the effects and risks of opiate use and misuse
  • Understand routes of administration of commonly used opioids
  • Identify typical signs of an opioid overdose
  • Understand how to respond to an opiate overdose
  • Understand how to administer nasal and injectable naloxone

Who is this course for?

This course is offered to anyone who might need to administer naloxone as part of their working or personal life including, healthcare, housing and outreach workers

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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