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How to identify and respond to an opioid overdose

Rosie Gilliver from Kirketon Road Centre presented at the 2020 NDARC Webinar Series on Thursday, 16 July 2020. This seminar provides information on how to identify and respond to an opioid overdose, as well as how to administer Nyxoid Naloxone nasal spray in the event of overdose.

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Brand new naloxone window stickers will be popping up across Scotland any day now!

The window clings with the well-known ‘save someone’ logo will be provided to local naloxone leads who will distribute to services in their health board area that have naloxone available for use in an emergency. Most of these services will have naloxone available to take home as well. The ‘save someone’ logo was established in 2012 and has been used by colleagues and agencies internationally to promote the life-saving medication.

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Book: OD Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose

The history of an unnatural disaster-drug overdose-and the emergence of naloxone as a social and technological solution. For years, drug overdose was unmentionable in polite society. OD was understood to be something that took place in dark alleys-an ugly death awaiting social deviants-neither scientifically nor clinically interesting. But over the last several years, overdose prevention has become the unlikely object of a social movement, powered by the miracle drug naloxone.

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Take Home Naloxone Toolkit

The Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) educational initiative have released a Take Home Naloxone toolkit including training materials and other resources to help you start a THN programme.

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Health matters: preventing drug misuse deaths

This professional resource from Public Health England (PHE) outlines how providers and commissioners can prevent deaths from drug abuse. This includes costings of drug abuse, statistics and advice on solutions that can be provided, including wider provision of take home naloxone.

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