Naloxone is an easy to administer medication which temporarily reverses an opioid overdose by blockading the opioid receptors in the brain. It is an emergency medication, in the same category as epinephrine (for anaphylaxis) and glycogen (for diabetic coma).

In Northern Ireland we give out naloxone and train relevant people to administer it after they undertake relevant training. 

Chris Rintoul, Extern’s Drugs and Alcohol Consultant, will deliver the formal teaching content. Each session will cover the basics of identifying and managing an overdose and the aftermath. Advice on responding to opioid overdoses where the risk of COVID-19 is present will be given.

Our webinars are brief training in naloxone administration in the absence of being able to deliver face to face training. All will be via Microsoft Teams.

After your place is confirmed we will send you a link to join the webinar. You will need to use a device with a 2 way microphone and a camera; most phones, tablets and laptops have these as standard unless specifically disabled.

All participants will receive naloxone z-cards, a pack of naloxone, a naloxone bracelet and a pocket resuscitation mask via the postal system afterwards.

Certificates and presentation material will be emailed afterwards. These sessions are provided at no cost to participants as a result of Public Health Agency funding.

Sessions are limited to 15 places at each and you must work in Northern Ireland to attend.

All places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

*Whilst this webinar is free to attend please note that there is a fee of £25 if you book a placereceive a link to join the session and subsequently do not attend it.

We require at least three working days’ notice of cancellation to waive this fee.