What is Opioid Use Disorder and Naloxone?
Many in our communities are struggling with accidental opioid overdoses. Opioids are heroin, prescription drugs (like hydrocodone and oxycodone), and other drugs with fentanyl (a strong and potentially lethal opioid). Opioid Use Disorder is a medical condition that may cause an individual to be at risk for a possibly fatal overdose. Naloxone is a life-saving Opioid overdose reversal drug that can be used by anyone.
Save a life. Carry Naloxone.
Online Training for EMTs and Law Enforcement:
Naloxone Administration for EMT and Law Enforcement Training – is a free training module to instruct EMTs and Law Enforcement Officers to recognize opioid overdose and administer naloxone. It can be completed asynchronously, online, and at the learner’s desired pace. The module was developed upon completion of the Arizona First Responders Initiative (2018 – 2022) by faculty at UArizona and is available through the LearnWorlds online learning management system. Contact Joyce Hospodar for more information.
About the AzCRH Naloxone Training Program:
The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH), in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Sonoran Prevention Works, and the Arizona Community Health Workers Association, is working to prevent opioid-related deaths by building the capacity of Community Health Workers and Representatives (CHW/Rs), community leaders, and students to carry and use Naloxone.
Host naloxone trainings for AZ Community Health Workers and Representatives, students, and other community leaders statewide
Encourage collaborations between EMS organizations, their local CHW/Rs and Peer Support Specialists, and the OAR line
"A community health worker is defined by APHA as a “frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery."
*Please note that this webinar is a sample one-hour training of the normal 90-minute interactive training session.
Questions? Contact Aimee Gutierrez
For more information about Naloxone, please review the below links.