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Recognise & respond to an opioid overdose & administer take home naloxone (THN)

MODULE NAME:How to recognise and respond to an opioid overdose and administer take home naloxone (THN)
LEARNING LEVEL:Level 1 - Core AOD Knowledge
TARGET AUDIENCE:All AOD and mental health workers, as well as staff required to complete the module to meet requirements under your employer's Authorised Alternative Supplier arrangement.
MODULE AIM:The aim of this updated module is to educate health workers on how to recognise and respond to an opioid overdose and deliver a brief take home naloxone (THN) education session with clients.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:By the end of this module, you will be able to:
  • Identify people who are at increased risk of an opioid overdose.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
  • Outline how to provide first aid in the event of a suspected opioid overdose.
  • Deliver a tailored take home naloxone (THN) brief education session with a client, consumer, patient or family member/carer.

Please note: To be assessed as competent for this training package, you must achieve 100% correct responses in both quizzes in this module.

NB: Completing this module does not automatically grant you personal approval to possess or supply naloxone in Queensland. However, evidence of the completion of this module can be used by your employer as part of your organisation’s internal authorisation and compliance procedures with Queensland Health.
LENGTH:60 mins
CPD:This module is not currently accredited for CPD points with any professional association.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:This module has been developed as a collaboration between the Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN), Metro North Mental Health - Alcohol and Drug Service and Insight: Centre for Alcohol and Other Drug Training and Workforce Development.
REFERENCE LIST:Available here
LAST UPDATED:November 2022