Online Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone Training for Trainers


This one day course will cover the core areas of drug-related deaths on a global, national and local scale, opioid-related overdose prevention and explore methods and models of community-based delivery and adult learning.

There will be an in-depth look at naloxone, its actions, kit assembly and administration with specific attention to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone.

The training will also give an overview of global naloxone activity and of the Scottish National Naloxone Programme.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe evidence-based overdose prevention and naloxone messages.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Scotland's National Naloxone Programme.
  • Identify observable signs and symptoms of a depressant overdose and advise of the appropriate response accordingly.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to provide training and to supply (if applicable) take-home naloxone to people who use opioids or those likely to witness an overdose.
  • Deliver training in overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone.
  • Provide awareness sessions to other staff on overdose prevention/naloxone.
  • Be confident and competent to supply naloxone without the need for a prescription or patient group direction in line with legislation.

Target Audience

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who are in contact with people who use drugs, their families and significant others.


Event Properties

Start Date 24-09-2020 9:30 am
End Date 24-09-2020 12:30 pm
Available places 5
Individual Price Free
Event Type 1
Local Authority Area 26

Event Trainer(s)

Mariebeth Kilbride

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Our Office

Scottish Drugs Forum
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

T: 0141 221 1175

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