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Identification and Management of Opioid Overdose

The important details

If you work with people who are at risk of overdose, this workshop provides a great opportunity to improve your understanding of identifying and managing opioid overdose within the community. It’s also suitable for volunteers and organisations.

This workshop is a 4 hour stand-alone course which aims to build your confidence in responding to a suspected opioid overdose and how to talk to clients about the risks of opioid overdose. You will learn about these aspects of opioid overdose:

  • The causes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • The spectrum of overdoses
  • Rescue breathing using a mannequin, through a practical demonstration
  • How to administer Narcan (Naloxone) in the event of an overdose, through a practical demonstration.

We’ve also added a new component on the administration of Narcan (Naloxone) in a community setting, and we’ll give you your own take-home kit containing two doses of Narcan. You will be able to recognise and effectively intervene in an opioid overdose – and maybe save a life.

Next date: Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Applications close Wednesday 28 August)
(Note: This was previously scheduled for Monday 3 June)

Time: 10.00am–2.00pm

Cost: $140 (includes cost of take-home Narcan kit)

Morning tea provided

You’re very welcome to attend an early morning tour of the service at 8.30am before the training starts – just let us know when you book.

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