PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, THERE IS A REQUIREMENT TO HAVE COMPLETED THE E-LEARNING: Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone
An in-depth half-day session online looking at naloxone and the effect it has on reducing drug-related deaths. Followed by a reflective practice session approx. 4 weeks later to consolidate and embed training in practice.
This course will cover the core areas of drug-related deaths on a global, national and local scale, opiate overdose prevention and risk factors and high-risk times for overdose. It explores methods and models of community-based delivery and adult learning.
The training will also give an overview of global naloxone activity and of the renowned Scottish National Naloxone Programme. There will be an in-depth look at naloxone, its actions, kit assembly and administration of both injectable and intranasal products. Specific attention will be paid to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone.
Following this training, participants will be able to train people at risk of opioid overdose/their families etc, in overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone.
Following the introduction of legislation on 1st October 2015, all staff working in drug services can supply naloxone without the need for a prescription or Patient Group Direction. In June 2020 the legislation was relaxed to allow other services to supply naloxone for the duration of COVID once registered with the Scottish Government. Following this training staff will feel competent to support this supply.
Anyone who completes this training can provide awareness sessions on overdose prevention/naloxone to individuals, staff and services, etc.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
Follow Up Session (approx. 4 weeks later)
The purpose of this second session is to explore and support embedding the learning from Naloxone Training for Trainers into practice.
We will discuss starting the naloxone conversation, brief interventions, training, barriers and solutions. We will discuss case studies and individuals will be encouraged to bring examples from their practice to this session for further discussion.
Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who are in contact with people who use drugs, their families and significant others.
Free to people in Scotland following agreement with the Local and National Naloxone Coordinators.
Half day training course with a 2 hour follow up session one month later.
Certificates will be issued on completion of both dates
|Start Date||20-09-2021 9:30 am|
|End Date||22-10-2021 12:00 pm|
|Local Authority Area||26|
|Event Commissioner||Scottish Government|