Naloxone Nasal Spray Administration

Target Audience

This course is designed for frontline members in law enforcement and public safety roles.

Content Provider

This course was designed and developed by the RCMP.

Price: FREE

Language: English/French

Length: 30 Minutes

This course is offered as a free learning resource to all registered users. As such, there is no associated certificate of completion. It is intended for information only.

Fentanyl is a highly potent and addictive synthetic opioid analgesic that is estimated to be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. While fentanyl has legitimate medicinal uses, there has been a dramatic increase in illicit user overdoses and deaths in Canada. Naloxone nasal spray is an opioid antagonist used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.

Naloxone Nasal Spray Administration will help frontline personnel understand how to respond to individuals suffering from an apparent opioid overdose following exposure and how to properly administer the naloxone nasal spray. This course describes the symptoms and signs of opioid exposure, how to respond, the steps required prior to administering naloxone (i.e. the need to perform CPR, the personal protective equipment required, etc.), how to appropriately administer the naloxone, and the side effects and mitigation strategies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Respond to persons suffering from an apparent opioid overdose
  • Properly administer naloxone nasal spray