Indiana School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training for Schools
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. with nearly 92,000 lives lost in 2020. The overdose crisis which escalated sharply (32%) during the first year of the pandemic does not appear to be letting up. For the first time, overdose deaths exceeded 100,000 in 2021, nearing 108,000 – increasing another 15% … or 47% over a two-year period.
When a person is overdosing from an opioid, their central nervous system and respiration system are 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.
Rising Rates of Overdose
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.
Overdose Lifeline's Naloxone training has helped more than 400,000 people in 30+ U.S. states learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.
The Indiana School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training has been specifically developed to assist schools in overdose prevention and response.
Free training may be available for Indiana Schools through a grant from CareSource Foundation. Learn more about the Indiana School Naloxone Project.
Download the course overview pdf: Indiana-School-Naloxone-Opioid-Overdose-Training.pdf
Explain the need for school-based opioid emergency response planning and preparedness.
Assess and identify the signs of an opioid overdose.
Demonstrate how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.
Integrate opioid-related overdose response into school emergency preparedness and response plans.
Necessity for School Opioid Overdose Preparedness
About the Course Dashboard
Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
The Necessity to Treat Addiction as a Chronic Disease
Discussion: NPR Interview About Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease
Stigma and Substance Use Disorder
Discussion -- Perspectives
SBIRT: Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
Check My Knowledge 1
Quick Reference Sheet (PDF Download)
The Need for an Opioid Overdose School Emergency Response Plan
Discussion -- Amy Perspective
Check Your Knowledge 2
Assess and Identify the Signs of an Opioid Overdose
Check My Knowledge 3
Naloxone Administration – Reversing an Opioid Overdose
Intranasal Naloxone Demonstration
Integrate Opioid Overdose Response Into School Emergency Plans
Check My Knowledge 4
Helpful Information and Resource Links
This online course includes prerequisite learning on substance use disorder and brief screening intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT).
This course provides a certificate of completion delivered upon 100% course completion and course ending survey submission.
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 complete the course at your own pace and return to the course later for review of key concepts.