Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Administration

March 21, 2024

1 - 1:30 p.m. ET


With current trends in opioid overdose, residents in skilled nursing facilities may also be at risk. It is important to train staff to recognize opioid overdose and respond quickly to save a life. In this training, attendees will review opioid overdose signs and symptoms. We will help to provide a framework for developing a process to respond to an overdose with naloxone, a lifesaving medication. We will also review processes that can help prevent opioid overdose with education.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become competent in assessing for opioid overdose.
  2. Review trends in opioid overdose.
  3. Understand how naloxone is administered in an emergency overdose.
  4. Review how to establish facility training and overdose prevention within skilled nursing facilities.

Speaker: Dr. Jen Azen, MD, MPH

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.