Online Course » Overdose Prevention and Naloxone (Narcan®) Education - Community

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of how to utilize nasal naloxone (brand name NARCAN) to reverse a known overdose in emergency situations. Learners will gain an understanding of how nasal naloxone reverses an overdose and will review information pertaining to the epidemiology of opioid overdoses in the District of Columbia.

This training is intended for public use and does not provide continuing education credits. 

Course Objective:
By the end of this training, learners will be able to:
  • List the names of common opioids
  • Identify an opioid overdose and the steps to administer naloxone to reverse an overdose
  • Describe the laws surrounding carrying and administering naloxone and other protections provided when seeking emergency medical help under safe reporting overdose laws
  • Recognize the community outreach organizations promoting opioid overdose education and naloxone
Intended Audience:
DC Community Members and Residence, Members of the General Public
DC Department of Behavioral Health and DC Department of Health - view details

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