Naloxone in Nursing Homes: A Checklist for Process Review

Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
Naloxone is a drug that reverses respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. Having naloxone readily available in nursing homes is an opioid harm reduction best practice that can save lives. ShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeShapeThe Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) has developed this checklist of questions to support nursing homes when implementing the use of naloxone or evaluating existing naloxone policies and procedures.

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.