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Community Management of Opioid Overdose

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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

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