Layperson Naloxone Program and Trainer Course
The Layperson Naloxone Trainer Course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).
This Layperson Naloxone Program and Trainer Course is available for individuals, healthcare professionals, groups and organizations who are working to reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis or who serve individuals at risk for opioid misuse, addition or overdose.
The program is designed to be delivered to laypersons, including but not limited to individuals, families, groups/organizations, and community members. NOTE: A First Responder Naloxone Program is available from Overdose Lifeline. More information about this program and other programs can be found HERE.
What You Will Learn
How to train individuals to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (brand name NARCAN).You will acquire a foundational understanding of harm reduction and the overall opioid public health crisis solutions / action plan / strategy.
The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and Script and attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet.
To become certified as a trainer for this course the following prerequisite is required:
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction, 2.0 CE Credits.
While not a prerequisite, we also recommend: Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder, 3.0 CE Credits.
CE Credit and Certificate
Trainers will receive layperson and clinician CE credit for the online courses completed during training through Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.
Note: The training does not provide the credentials to be a Naloxone Distribution Entity with the State of Indiana. To accomplish this, the group/organization is required to register with the state as a Naloxone Distribution Entity: https://optin.in.gov/
I. Brief Review of the Disease of Addiction
II. Stigma’s and Denial’s Impact on Recovery
III. Opioid Overview
A. The Opioid Family of Drugs
B. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
IV. The Overdose Epidemic
A. Data, Trends and Impact
V. Contributors and Risk Factors
A. Prescribing Practices
B. Misrepresentation of Opioid Addiction Risks
C. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
D. Paths to Heroin Use
E. Further Reading
F. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
G. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
VI. Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose
A. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
B. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
C. Harm Reduction Definition
D. What is Naloxone
E. Why Use Naloxone
F. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
G. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
H. How Naloxone Stops an Overdose
I. Naloxone Myths and Studies
J. Naloxone Access and Laws
K. Naloxone Delivery Devices
VII. Naloxone Administration
A. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (ADAPT)
B. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (AMPHASTAR)
C. Intramuscular Naloxone Administration
D. General Naloxone Information
VIII. End Notes and Resources
Trainer, Training Process
The trainer process is highly accessible, allowing someone to complete the training online and to be able to deliver the program locally in a short period of time. To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more prerequisite courses and program training via the web. The training for this Trainer program includes:
- Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.
- Prerequisite: You will complete the prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.
- Program Course: Then you will take the Layperson Naloxone Administration online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.
- Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.
- Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-4, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.
Program and Training Pricing
Training — $225/person
- Prerequisite: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction, 2.0 CE Credits online course — $30/person
- Training: The Layperson Naloxone Administration online course (1.5 CE Credits) and live web training — $150/person
- Course Kit: $45/person (Printed course materials, 60+ pages)
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - or Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.