Take-home Naloxone in Community Pharmacies

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management, Professional pharmacy services, Addictions


This program is currently closed for reaccreditation. Please check for in early September for registration. 

The Take-Home Naloxone in Community Pharmacies online module was developed by the Ontario Pharmacists Association to provide education on naloxone in the treatment of opioid overdose and to assist pharmacists with educating patients and/or patient representatives on this life-saving drug.

This online module is made available through funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand rates of opioid overdose
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of opioid overdose
  • Discuss how to manage an opioid overdose
  • Understand the role of take-home naloxone
  • Identify resources for naloxone training


Total CEUs: 

  • 0.5

CCEP Number: 

  • 8003-2016-1835-I-P
Expiry date: 
  • August 23, 2019

Learning format: 

  • Online, self-directed presentation (30 min)


  • Online multiple choice assessment

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this online module, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until August 23, 2019:

  1. Complete the online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration)
  2. Complete and achieve 70 per cent or more on the program multiple choice question examination, within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete the program’s evaluation.

Supplemental resources

As part of your registration to this online module, you will be provided with access to the Take-Home Naloxone: The Clinical Aspects article that will be available under “Additional References” on our online platform. Please note that this supplemental reading is non-accredited.

  • To access additional resources and tools for take-home naloxone, please click here
  • To access other Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy online modules, please click here

Pre-requisites and target audience

This online module is designed for community pharmacists who are interested in learning about signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, and how to respond to opioid overdose using naloxone.

There are no pre-requisites for this program.


  • Andrew Tolmie, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Beth Sproule, RPh (PharmD, BScPhm)
  • Maria Zhang, RPh (MSc, PharmD, BScPhm)
  • Michelle Klaiman, MD (FRCPC, (D)ABAM)

Last updated: September 25, 2018

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

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