Course Description

First Responder Naloxone Course will Teach You How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose and Administer Naloxone.

This course has been developed by Overdose Lifeline, Inc. – a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction / substance use disorder through advocacy, education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support.

Course Reviewer

The course material has been reviewed by subject matter expert: Carl A. Rochelle, Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) and Brad Ray, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

What You Will Learn

  • You will acquire a foundational understanding of the opioid public health crisis and the overdose epidemic.

  • The ability to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose.

  • How to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Intranasal: Adapt and Amphastar).

Course curriculum

  • 01
    A Review of the Course Dashboard
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  • 02
    Introduction
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  • 03
    Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
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    • Brief Overview of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder Video
    • The Necessity to Treat Addiction as a Chronic Disease
    • Activity: NPR Interview About Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease
  • 04
    Opioid Overview
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  • 05
    The Overdose Epidemic
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    • The Overdose Epidemic Video
  • 06
    Check My Knowledge 1
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    • Check My Knowledge 1 - Addiction, Opioid Overview and Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • 07
    Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose
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    • Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose Video
  • 08
    Check My Knowledge 2
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    • Check My Knowledge 2 - Recognizing and Preventing an Opioid Overdose
  • 09
    Responding to an Opioid Overdose
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    • Responding to an Opioid Overdose Video
  • 10
    Check My Knowledge 3
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    • Check My Knowledge 3 - Responding to an Opioid Overdose
  • 11
    Naloxone Administration
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    • Naloxone Administration Video
  • 12
    Check My Knowledge 4
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    • Check My Knowledge 4 - Naloxone Administration
  • 13
    Course End Survey
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    • Course End Survey
    • Course End Survey
  • 14
    Resources and Helpful Links
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    • First Responder Naloxone - Resource and Helpful Links
  • 15
    Course Credits
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    • Course Voice Talent
  • 16
    Final Exam
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    • About the Final Exam
    • First Responder Naloxone Final Exam

Additional Course Notes

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course. We recommend you consider “The Brain and the Disease of Addiction” online course ($15.00) for a working understanding of the chronic disease of addiction.

  • This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% passing grade on the final exam. Certificates expire in 2 years.

  • The course may be accessed from a computer, tablet or mobile device. Internet access is required as are speakers for audio.

  • The course will remain available in your account for six months - allowing you to resume the course at your own pace and schedule.

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