Take-home Naloxone Program at Community Pharmacies

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

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Describe the prevalence and risk factors of opioid overdose
  • Discuss opioid-related harm reduction strategies
  • Identify resources for take-home naloxone kits access and training
  • Educate patients and agents on opioid overdose management, including administration of naloxone therapy
  • Address the common concerns and challenges of dispensing naloxone kits in pharmacies

This online module is made available through funding from the Ministry of Health.


Number of Continuing Education Units

Accreditation #

Expiry date
September 5, 2020

Learning format
Online, self-directed presentation (30 min)

Online multiple-choice assessment

Program Completion
To receive a letter of completion for this online module, participants must complete the following requirements before September 5, 2020:

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

Supplemental Resources
As part of your registration for this online module, you will receive access to the Take-Home Naloxone: The Clinical Aspects article; this 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

Prerequisites and Target Audience
This program has no prerequisites.This online module was designed for community pharmacists interested in learning about the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, and how to respond to opioid overdose using naloxone.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jenny Jiang, RPh (BscPhm)
  • Karen Ng, RPh (PharmD, BScPhm)
  • Mohammad-Usman Imran, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Maria Zhang, RPh (MSc, PharmD, BScPhm)

Last updated: August 29, 2019

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

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
2019 Take Home   $0.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
2019 Take Home   $0.00 Add to Cart 
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