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Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses

Naloxone for opioid overdose in people who use drugs

This Course Includes:

  • Follows UK & ERC guidelines
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 1.0 hrs CPD Certificate
  • Evidence Based Training Certificate
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

Course Details

Video Playtime

28 minutes




Keith Sleightholm



Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses at a Glance

We have been recognised as an endorsed provider from Skills for Care, earning the prestigious distinction as a Centre of Excellence within training and health & social 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 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

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.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

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.