Naloxone saves lives. Communities providing access to naloxone have shown significant reductions in emergency department visits for opioid-related breathing emergencies. To realize the full potential of this harm-reduction intervention, we must do more to educate the public. Join this session to help your community by learning about the available naloxone delivery devices and their dispensing logistics.
Identify patients at risk of opioid-induced respiratory depression and recommend harm-reduction strategies for people who use unregulated substances.
Distinguish among the different naloxone formulations and help patients and caregivers understand how and when to use them safely and effectively.
Illustrate pharmacist communication strategies to break down barriers to naloxone distribution and increase acceptance of naloxone dispensing in the community.
Demonstrate how to properly use and educate the layperson on naloxone formulations and use in an opioid-induced breathing emergency.