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Opioid Education

woman overdosing on pillsAmerica is facing an opioid crisis.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and most drug overdoses involve opioids

Learn what an opioid overdose looks like and how both healthcare providers and lay rescuers can help combat this epidemic.


Opioid Education Courses

For Non-Clinical Staff & Lay Rescuers

Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders is intended for:

  • Management and employees in workplace settings
  • Non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff
  • General public

Learn about the current opioid epidemic in the US and examples of prescription and illegal opioids. Identifying a possible opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose are also discussed in this course.

For Healthcare Providers

Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers is intended for:

  • EMTs/Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists

This course serves as an introduction to providing immediate care to an opioid overdose. It covers opioid effects on the brain and the pathophysiology of opioid dependence. Learn how naloxone works and identify when it should be administered in pre-hospital and in-hospital settings.