2022 NARCAN® Training and Certification

Course Description

The opioid epidemic has resulted in a record number of overdoses and deaths related to overdoses. One solution to an opioid overdose and prevention of death is the lifesaving medication Narcan®. Narcan saves lives if administered correctly and in a timely fashion. It is essential that each person who could be responsible for administering Narcan be trained in the use of the lifesaving medication.

It is important that each person who has Narcan available be trained in the administration of the medication. When seconds count, training can save lives. Knowing how and when to respond in an overdose situation can prevent a death. Train to save.

This course provides training and education regarding the proper use and indications for NARCAN nasal administration.

  • 100 Questions, including video(s)
  • 85% score for successful course completion
  • Exam and scoring is confidential
  • Course may be repeated at no additional cost
  • Certificate of successful course completion. 4.0 continuing education contact hours available with successful completion
  •  Annual renewal recommended

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Develop confidence in the administration of Narcan
  • Narcan training and education for effective and safe administration of Narcan
  • Develop confidence in the identification of an overdose
  • Define the indications for the use of Narcan
  • Reversal of heroin and opiate overdoses

Target Audience / Who can benefit from the course

  • First responders
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Firefighters
  • School resource officers
  • College and university personnel
  • Physician office personnel
  • Outpatient surgical center personnel
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Border Patrol Agents
  • Security officers
  • Airline personnel, flight attendants and pilots
  • Teachers
  • Methadone clinic personnel
  • Drug and substance abuse center personnel
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Community – Parents, family members and friends of individuals known to have a substance addiction
  • Community- Individuals and support systems of individuals with know drug addiction

Course Topics and Content

  • Narcan uses and indications
  • Narcan administration (includes videos with use)
  • Good Samaritan Law and Legal Protection for rescuers
  • Nasal Narcan
  • Narcan kits
  • Opiates and drug overdoses, prescription and illicit substance use
  • Fentanyl and special considerations
  • Respiratory depression and respiratory assessment
  • Review of basic life support measures when administering Narcan
  • Review of recovery position
  • Heroin overdoses
  • Opiate overdoses
  • Drug overdoses
  • Narcan use in pregnancy
  • Contraindications for Narcan

Certificate of Course Completion available upon successful course completion.

Registration Fee:  $33.50

To register, click the link below.