SAMHSA has released a revised version of the Opioid Overdose Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to educate first responders, physicians, patients, family members, and community members on ways to prevent opioid overdose.
The revised content now includes information on the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The toolkit provides information on:
- Facts for Community
- Five Essential Steps for First Responders
- Information for Prescribers
- Safety Advise for Patients & Family Members
- Recovering From Opioid Overdose
The updated toolkit is available for free download on the SAMHSA Store at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Opioid-Overdose-Prevention-Toolkit-Updated-2016/SMA16-4742
Source: SAMHSA.gov – January 2016
See related articles on overdose and naloxone:
Overdose Reversal Drug Now Available to Every U.S. High School Free Of Charge available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/naloxone-overdose-reversal-high-schools_us_56a68951e4b0404eb8f29097
Naloxone, Fast-Acting Treatment For Heroin Overdoses, Now Free For Schools: Controversy Ensues available at: http://www.medicaldaily.com/naloxone-heroin-overdose-schools-371316