CE / Trainer course
Layperson Naloxone Administration
The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) training course will teach you how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone.
The course is available as a self-paced online continuing education course, as a trainer program for in-person and virtual settings, or delviered by Overdose Lifeline as live online and on-site training for groups of five or more.
The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) Administration training course is suitable for laypersons, including, but not limited to: businesses, organizations, community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government and health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, and more.
Note: The training does not provide the credentials to be a Naloxone Distribution Entity. State requirements differ. Therefore please check with your local state HHS or Health Departments for specific requirements for your state.
What You Will Learn
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- Brief Review of the Disease of Addiction
- Opioid Overview and Fentanyl 101
a. The Opioid Family of Drugs
b. Fentanyl 101 and Myths
- The Opioid Public Health Crisis
a. Data, Trends and Impact
b. Opioid / Fentanyl Involvement
c. Youth / Young Adult (15-24) Trends
d. Special Population Trends
- Contributors and Risk Factors
a. Prescribing Practices
b. Misrepresentation of Opioid Addiction Risks
c. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
- Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention
a. Harm Reduction Brief Overview
b. Overdose Prevention Tips for People Who Use Drugs
c. Individuals at Risk and Signs of Opioid / Heroin Use
- Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose
a. Opioid Overdose Signs and Symptoms
b. What is Naloxone and Safety Considerations
c. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
d. How Naloxone Stops an Overdose
e. Naloxone Myths and Studies
- Naloxone Laws and Access
a. Naloxone Laws
b. Naloxone Access
- Naloxone Administration
a. Intranasal Naloxone Administration
b. Intramuscular Naloxone Administration
- c. Recovery Position
d. General Naloxone Information and FAQ
- End Notes and Resources
Online CE Course
Online, self-paced continuing education.
1.5 CE Credits
Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.
Individual Course: $25
Onsite and Virtual Training
Onsite and virtual training available for groups of five or more.
Get certified as a trainer and gain access to a robust resource center for conducting onsite and virtual trainings. Pricing includes both a training and a licensing fee.
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction
Training Fee: $225/person
Annual License Fee: $200/person or $400/group
License provides 12-month access to training materials, technical assistance, updates, and online resource center. Annual renewal required.
Group License provides access for two or more trainers within an organzation.