Narcan (Naloxone) Training Services

Audience: community members 

Format: live training, 60 to 120 minutes

Description

This course is designed to provide community members with the tools to recognize and respond to a suspected or known opioid overdose using naloxone (Narcan).  

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what opioids are, how these substances work, and how they cause an overdose

  • Explain the relationship between legal prescription opioids and illicit opioids

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose

  • Evaluate how to respond to an opioid overdose using Narcan (both intranasal and intramuscular)  

  • Troubleshooting with Narcan

  • List risk factors for opioid misuse and overdose.  Discuss interventions you can implement in your community.

 

Training may be individualized to your community's unique needs upon request ​

Audience: community members

Format: free, online training. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes

Description

Learn how to recognize and respond to a suspected of known opioid overdose. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain what Narcan (naloxone) is and how it is used to reverse an opioid overdose

  • Identify the signs of an opioid overdose

  • Evaluate how to respond to an opioid overdose using Narcan (naloxone), including intranasal and intramuscular products 

Course curriculum is currently being updated with 2018 content.  The course is currently available online for enrollees who have already participated in the course and wish to review the old materials.  If you wish to enroll in this course, we encourage you to wait until the content development and educational updates are complete in June 2018.  

 

Audience: The Opioid Education and Overdose Response with Naloxone (Narcan) Professional Development Course is an online workshop designed for individuals working with at-risk populations or professionals who may witness and need to respond to an overdose, including police officers, firefighters, teachers, social workers, athletic coaches, counselors, public housing staff, landlords, public event staff, and many more.  

Format: online continuing education course 

 

Description: Comprehensive 60 to 90 minute course

Learning Objectives:

  • Define opioids and the epidemiology of the Opioid Epidemic  

  • Understand the pharmacokinetics of an opioid overdose

  • Recognize red flags and risk factors for overdose

  • Identify difference between opioid intoxication (being "very high") and overdose

  • Compare four different formulations of naloxone (Narcan), including two nasal sprays and two intramuscular devices

  • Learn how to assemble and administer naloxone (Narcan) 

  • Troubleshoot during an overdose

  • Understand your role in the opioid epidemic  ​

Narcan Trainer of Trainers Program

The course curriculum is currently being updated with 2018 content.  The Narcan Trainer of Trainers (TOT) Program will be available by Summer 2018.  

 

Interested in becoming a Narcan (naloxone) trainer? 

Audience: individuals who want comprehensive opioid education and naloxone (Narcan) training.  This may include individuals who live, care for, or work with at-risk populations or professionals who may witness an overdose, including recovery specialists, police officers, firefighters, teachers, social workers, coaches, counselors, public housing staff, landlords, public event staff, and many more.  

 

Format: continuing eduction workshop with live and distance learning options

  • Full live workshop

  • Distance learning option.  Complete online pre-requisite training, followed by live, hands-on assessment.  Live sessions will be held periodically.  

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define opioids and the epidemiology of the Opioid Epidemic  

  • Understand the pharmacokinetics of an opioid overdose

  • Recognize red flags and risk factors for overdose

  • Identify difference between opioid intoxication (being "very high") and overdose

  • Compare four different formulations of naloxone (Narcan), including two nasal sprays and two intramuscular devices

  • Learn how to assemble and administer naloxone (Narcan) 

  • Troubleshoot during an overdose

  • Understand your role in the opioid epidemic  ​

This shortened program is available to MCPHS University employees, students, and staff only. Attendees must have completed the prerequisites within the past year prior to signing up for the course.    

Prerequisites:  

  • Participation in the Advanced Practice Management (APM) 1 hour lecture and 2 hour lab or an approved equivalent course

  • Earned an 80% or higher on the APM Post-Assessment.  If you have not taken the post-assessment, please contact us at admin@endmassoverdose.org to obtain a copy of the exam.  

 

Sign up using the link above or directly email your request to admin@endmassoverdose.org with MCPHS University Narcan Trainer of Trainers (TOT) Program in the subject line. This course is currently under development and will be available starting in June 2018. 

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