Each day more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, such as prescription narcotics, heroin and fentanyl creating a national health crisis. However, opioid emergency-related deaths often can be prevented, if the person receives emergency medical care and timely administration of an opioid reversal agent. This course gives staff members an overview of opioid overdose response procedures and the usage, storage and maintenance of opioid reversal agents, such as naloxone. Topics include types of opioids, signs and symptoms of an overdose, sample naloxone administration procedures, and after-incident resource identification. added this to the end: Note: if you are located in the state of California, additional ‘hands-on’ training may be required. This course is not intended nor is it sufficient as a substitute for hands-on training.
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Opioid Overdose Response Awareness
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA, has served students as a Credentialed School Nurse and School Administrator for over 30 years. For the past 17 years, Lucinda has developed and implemented a wide variety of school health and safety programs. She also provides community and school level trainings for the California Department of Education and other state and national organizations regarding School Safety Issues, Crisis Response Planning, Bullying and Harassment Prevention, School Nursing Practices, and Coordinated School Health Programs.