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.
Pharmacists must also have a valid certificate for the Responding to an Emergency Situation and Management of Anaphylaxis (RESMA) training programme, in order to administer Naloxone. More information on the training requirements can be found on the PSI website here.
To book a place at the evening event on 9 November, please register here . Please note, you must be registered at this link to receive updates on the live event.
The Pre-Course Preparation Material and the Information which will be covered in the modules is available for review, please ensure that you are familiar with this material before the evening event. This information can be accessed by clicking on “book me to this event” to the right hand side of your screen.
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