Injecting Advice

Community Management of Opioid Overdose

Guest writer Empty. Written on . Posted in .

These guidelines produced by the World Health Organisation aim to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdose by providing evidence-based recommendations on the availability of naloxone for people likely to witness an opioid overdose along with advice on the resuscitation and post-resuscitation care of opioid overdose in the community.

Specifically, these guidelines seek to:

  • increase the availability of naloxone to people likely to witness an opioid overdose in the pre-hospital setting;
  • increase the preparedness of people likely to witness an opioid overdose to respond safely and effectively by carrying naloxone and being trained in the management of opioid overdose;
  • increase the rate of effective resuscitation and post-resuscitation care by persons witnessing an opioid overdose
Resource developed by: World Health Organization

You might also like

Blue Lights (Update)

Written on . Posted in .
In June 2010 I wrote an article for Injecting Advice concerning fluorescent blue lights (and related harm) in public toilets. That previous article coincided with the publication of an academic paper in the journal Health and Place and both summar…

Quitting for the New Year

Written on . Posted in .
It’s that time again, New Year – a time for resolutions and changes. Like everybody else our people who come to needle programmes resolutions tend to be focused on quitting bad habits. Which is of course something we can really encourage, helping …

Advice With Dice

Written on . Posted in .
I’ve talked before about the importance of coming up with new and novel ways of giving people advice. But his idea came from a conversation I was having with a co-worker. Like most ideas I get this is a relatively simple solution to a proble…

Images and content © Nigel Brunsdon unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google
Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.