Diagnosis and Treatment of Suspected Narcotic (i.e. Opioid) Overdose and the Supply and Administration of Naloxone Training Programme.
This blended learning programme is provided by the HSE and includes an evening course accompanied by pre and post course online learning.
Participants will be required to complete pre-course learning, attend the evening classroom event and complete a post-course learning assessment and evaluation.
Pharmacists who have successfully completed one of the following may undertake the Diagnosis and Treatment of Suspected Narcotic (i.e. Opioid) Overdose and the Supply and Administration of Naloxone Programme:
- CPR training which meets the standards - Cardiac First Response Community Level, PreHospital Emergency Care Council or Heartsaver® CPR AED, American Heart Association (AHA)
- Any other CPR course which the Council of the PSI may recognise from time to time.
The date for the face-to-face event will be set following feedback from participants on which locations they would be willing to travel to.
On successful completion of this programme, participants will:
- Understand the principles of Harm Reduction, Opioid Overdose and Safe Administration of Injections
- Prepare the pharmacy for delivery of a Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Service
- Manage the Supply and Administration of Naloxone in an Emergency Situation