This self-directed online course educates students on the basics of the opioid epidemic and how to recognize the signs of an overdose. The course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose, including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system. The course covers adults only. Instructions on how to access the course will be e-mailed to you.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is designed for management and employees in workplace settings, non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff, and the general public. This course is particularly important for families of people in addiction treatment.
Provides valuable layperson training to respond to opioid overdoses. Can be completed in approximately 10-15 minutes. Gives those who successfully complete the course a certificate of completion.
What Does This Course Teach?
This course teaches:
- Recognition and response to an opioid overdose (performingCPR and administering reversal agents (naloxone)
- Basics of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
- Understanding naloxone and how it works
Recognizing the importance of post-overdose treatment options