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

This course is only for those working in NI who can legally make supplies of naloxone to others:

  1. Staff working in any of the five Community Addiction Teams provided by the local Health and Social Care Trust
  2. Staff working in PHA funded Low Threshold Teams in any of the five Health and Social Care Trusts
  3. Staff working in Emergency Departments within hospitals
  4. Substance Misuse Liaison Nurses working within hospitals
  5. Belfast Inclusion Health Service

If you work in any of the above services you are welcome to attend this set of two webinars, each of two hours. You will have to attend both to then go on to train others and make supplies of naloxone to them.

Priority will be given to those who have not already undertaken a Training for Trainers course in naloxone.

The course is free to attend as a result of Public Health Agency funding.

*Whilst this webinar is free to attend please note that there is a fee of £25 if you book a place, receive 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.