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Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders Expanded View

Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders

This self-directed online course educates students on the basics of the opioid epidemic and how to recognize the signs of an overdose. The course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose, including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system. The course covers adults only. Instructions on how to access the course will be e-mailed to you. Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Note: This course is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

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Item: 15-1423

Unit Price: $10.00

 
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Course Overview

This course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose -- including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system -- and offers information on the importance of treatment options post-overdose. The course covers adults only, and is designed for management and employees in workplace settings, non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff, and the general public. Knowledge of how to perform CPR (performing high-quality chest compressions and early use of an AED) is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course is for use by a single student, and features:

  • modular content
  • example case of an opioid overdose
  • interactive knowledge checks
  • annotations for the in-course quiz.

Course modules include:

  • recognition and response to an opioid overdose (performing CPR and administering reversal agents [naloxone])
  • basics of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • understanding naloxone and how it works
  • recognizing the importance of post-overdose medical treatment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • identify some prescription and illegal opioids
  • recognize that opioids are more addictive than other drugs
  • identify a possible overdose
  • identify how to respond to a possible overdose
  • review/explain what naloxone is and how it works
  • describe how to give naloxone
  • identify the antidote for an opioid overdose
  • recognize the importance of post-overdose medical treatment.

To earn a course completion certificate, students must:

  • review all modules and knowledge checks
  • pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Self-directed online course provides valuable layperson training to respond to opioid overdoses
  • Can be completed in approximately 10-15 minutes
  • Progress in the course is retained when user exits before completion, so it's easy to pick up without starting over
  • Gives those who successfully complete the course a certificate of completion
  • Knowledge skills test can be taken as many times as necessary
  • Provides access to all course content for 24 months following activation

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Instructions for activating Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: Each course purchased can only be used by a single student. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

Dimensions and Specifications

PC and Mac compatible

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation

Computer with Internet access

Minimum computer requirements:

  • Connection: Broadband/T1/Cable/DSL/Fiber/etc.
  • Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
  • Processor speed: 1+ GHz Pentium or equivalent
  • RAM: 1+ GB RAM
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
  • Speakers/headphones: Recommended
  • Soundcard: Recommended

Plug-ins:

  • Macromedia Flash (latest version)
  • QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long can students access the information in this course?
A: Once a student activates the course, the student can access all information for 24 months.

Q: Is this a credentialed course?
A: Yes, successful completion of the course (which includes knowledge checks and passing the knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%) results in a course completion certificate.

Q: How long does it take to complete the course?
A: It takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

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