Taking Action, Saving Lives. Join ProTrainings' Opioid Overdose Training Program

Gain the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to opioid overdoses with ProTrainings' comprehensive opioid overdose training course. Learn about the signs of overdose, proper administration of naloxone, and life-saving interventions to make a difference in critical situations.

What are Opioids?

Opioids are drugs prescribed for pain relief, binding to opioid receptors in the body to reduce pain perception and induce relaxation and euphoria. They can be derived from the opium poppy plant or synthetically produced. While effective for pain management, opioids carry a high risk of dependence, addiction, and overdose. Prolonged use or misuse can lead to physical and psychological dependence, resulting in addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Opioid misuse and addiction have become a global public health concern, contributing to an ongoing opioid crisis. Safe usage under medical supervision, education, monitoring, and access to treatment and support are essential for addressing risks and promoting responsible pain management.

About our Naloxone for Opioid Overdose training course

In this course you will learn about Opioids, the effects of an overdose and how to treat an Opioid overdose with Naloxone. You will learn about the use of a pre-filled syringe, ampules and nasal spray versions as well as what to do if you do not have Naloxone available. You will also learn about identifying overdose and different treatments you need to give and basic first aid required.

More about our Naloxone for Opioid Overdose training course

Naloxone - How it works

Naloxone rapidly reverses opioid overdose by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain and restoring normal breathing. It is administered via nasal spray or injection, with effects observed within minutes. Naloxone is a safe and effective emergency intervention that has saved many lives during opioid overdoses. It can be obtained from pharmacies, healthcare providers, or naloxone distribution programs. While naloxone is not a treatment for opioid addiction, it plays a crucial role in emergency overdose response. After naloxone administration, immediate medical attention is necessary to address the underlying overdose and provide proper care.

Local authorities can prevent premature deaths from heroin and other opioid use by ensuring that naloxone is widely available. A recent survey showed that most local authorities provide naloxone, mostly through drug treatment services to drug treatment service users. All local authorities are advised to consider whether their local arrangements are effective at getting naloxone to where it is needed most. 

Naloxone - Distribution

Naloxone can be supplied by a drug service to any individual needing access to it. This could be to:

  • An individual currently, or with a history of, using opiates
  • A carer, family member or friend is liable to be on hand in case of overdose 
  • A named individual in a hostel or other facility where drug users gather and might be at risk of overdose e.g. the manager or another staff member
Drug services in this context are commissioned by a local authority or the NHS and understood to include:

  • Specialist drug treatment services
  • Primary care drug services
  • Needle and syringe programmes, including those provided by pharmacies
  • Pharmacy providing supervised consumption of opioid substitute medication
Naloxone can also be supplied on prescription to an individual currently – or with a history of – using illicit opiates, including someone leaving prison or receiving opioid substitution therapy. With the agreement of someone to whom naloxone can be prescribed, it can also be provided to their family members, carers, peers and friends.

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Course Introduction

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course introduction 2:09
Section 2

Opioid Overdose

24 mins
11 videos
This section includes:
  • What are Opioids 1:54
  • Overdosing with Opioids 1:39
  • What is Naloxone 1:44
  • and more...
Section 3

Course Summary

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:07

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Sign up and pay £24.95 + VAT and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 1-year certificate and 2 hours of certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple-choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses Course is perfect for:

  • Individuals
  • Family members
  • Social workers
  • Housing workers
  • Social care

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

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SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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