DPH Naloxone Pilot Core Competencies

Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (PDF) describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the MDPH opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.

Potential overdose responders are other opioid users; parents, relatives, and friends of opioid users; first responders such as police and fire departments; and staff of agencies that serve high-risk individuals. The guide provides information on recognition and response to an opioid overdose and is accompanied with important contextual information.