Layperson Naloxone Program and Trainer Course
The Layperson Naloxone Trainer Course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).
This Layperson Naloxone Program and Trainer Course is available for individuals, healthcare professionals, groups and organizations who are working to reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis or who serve individuals at risk for opioid misuse, addition or overdose.
The program is designed to be delivered to laypersons, including but not limited to individuals, families, groups/organizations, and community members. NOTE: A First Responder Naloxone Program is available from Overdose Lifeline. More information about this program and other programs can be found HERE.
What You Will Learn
You will acquire a foundational understanding of the opioid public health crisis and the contributing factors and solutions. How to train individuals to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (brand name NARCAN).
Successful completion of “The Brain and the Disease of Addiction” is a pre-requisite for being trained to deliver the Layperson Naloxone training.
The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and Script and attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet.
Certificate of Completion
This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% minimum passing grade on the final exam.
Note: The training does not provide the credentials to be a Naloxone Distribution Entity with the State of Indiana. To accomplish this, the group/organization is required to register with the state as a Naloxone Distribution Entity: https://optin.in.gov/
Program and Training Pricing
I. Brief Review of the Disease of Addiction
II. Stigma’s and Denial’s Impact on Recovery
III. Opioid Overview
A. The Opioid Family of Drugs
B. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
IV. The Overdose Epidemic
A. Data, Trends and Impact
V. Contributors and Risk Factors
A. Prescribing Practices
B. Misrepresentation of Opioid Addiction Risks
C. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
D. Paths to Heroin Use
E. Further Reading
F. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
G. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
VI. Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose
A. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
B. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
C. Harm Reduction Definition
D. What is Naloxone
E. Why Use Naloxone
F. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
G. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
H. How Naloxone Stops an Overdose
I. Naloxone Myths and Studies
J. Naloxone Access and Laws
K. Naloxone Delivery Devices
VII. Naloxone Administration
A. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (ADAPT)
B. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (AMPHASTAR)
C. Intramuscular Naloxone Administration
D. General Naloxone Information
VIII. End Notes and Resources
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - But Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.
I'm Ready - Register Me for the Trainer Program
If you do not have any questions, and are ready to begin the process to become a presenter / trainer of this program. Please click on the "register for this program" button and complete a short regsitration form. We ask presenters to register with Overdose Lifeline prior to getting access to the program resources, training and materials. This will allow Overdose Lifeline to provide presenters with ongoing support and updates and help to track and measure the program's reach and results.