Naloxone Training

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is an easy to administer medication which temporarily reverses an opioid overdose by blocking the associated receptors in the brain.

Do Extern provide training?

Yes, in Northern Ireland we give out naloxone and train people to administer it after they themselves have received relevant training.

What type of training is available?

The 2 courses available are:

  1. Training for Trainers (full-day)
    This is specifically for staff working in Trusts and other organisations who can legally supply naloxone to others after attending the course. For example, a social worker in a Community Addiction Team or a Substance Misuse Liaison Nurse working in a hospital. Staff working in EDs, community pharmacists and those working in PHA funded Low Threshold Services are also encouraged to attend this course. After completion you will be able to train others and supply them with naloxone.
  2. Training on Naloxone Administration (full-day)
    Typically staff working with people at high-risk of opioid overdose attend this course as it will enable to intervene effectively with an overdosed casualty. Homelessness services staff are an example of such staff. However it may also be relevant to staff in NI Forensic Service, wider addiction services (than described above), Floating Support services and many more.

When and where are the next courses being delivered?

Date Time Course No. Lead Location
Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 9:30 – 16:30 1 Chris Rintoul Hydepark House, 3 McKinney Road, Newtownabbey BT36 4PE
Thurs. 7th Feb. 2019 9:30 – 16:30 2 Iain Cameron Conference Room, Banbridge District Enterprises Ltd, Scarva Road Industrial Estate, Banbridge BT32 3QD
Wed. 6th Mar. 2019 9:30 – 16:30 2 Chris Rintoul Room B9 1st floor, Rathmor Centre, Blighs Lane, Londonderry BT48 0LZ

How do I book a place?

Once you know your preferred course, date and location please download and complete the booking form below, and then email it to

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