This module is intended for  public use. By completing this module, learners will be able to utilize nasal naloxone to reverse a known overdose in emergency situations. Learners will understand how nasal naloxone reverses an overdose and will be able to summarize the epidemiology of opioid overdoses in the District of Columbia.

Learning Objectives

  • 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; and 
  • Recognize the community outreach organizations promoting opioid overdose education and naloxone. 

This activities does not provide continuing education credits.  

Estimated time to complete activity: 45 minutes 
Audience: Members of community, general public, someone who may be faced with a opioid overdose emergency
Activity Release Date: November 9. 2021
Expiration Date: November 8, 2022