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.
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
September 5, 2020
Online, self-directed presentation (30 min)
Online multiple-choice assessment
To receive a letter of completion for this online module, participants must complete the following requirements before September 5, 2020:
- Complete the online module. Instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration.
- Complete and achieve 70 per cent or higher on the program's multiple-choice question examination, within a maximum of two attempts.
- Complete a program evaluation.
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
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