Indiana School Naloxone Project
Indiana School / School Nurse Program
Overdose Lifeline, in partnership with CareSource, offers a free program to support Indiana school nurse and school partners efforts to apply a Naloxone Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan within their school, providing free naloxone, emergency medication boxes, and staff training.
Overdose Emergency Response
Opioid overdose is life-threatening and requires immediate emergency attention. When a person is overdosing from an opioid, their central nervous system and respiration system is depressed and breathing slows or stops. Recognizing the signs of opioid overdose is essential to saving lives as is having immediate access to naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, and calling 911 for additional emergency support.
National Association of School Nurses Position
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of opioid-related overdoses in schools must be incorporated into the school emergency preparedness and response plans. The registered professional school nurse provides leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and response. When emergencies happen, including drug-related emergencies, proper management of these incidents at school is vital to positive outcomes. The school nurse is essential to the school team responsible for developing and implementing emergency response procedures. School nurses in this role should facilitate access to naloxone for quick response in the management of opioid-related overdoses in the school setting.
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To learn more about the program for Prevention Education and Emergency Response Program, contact Overdose Lifeline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-554-3354.