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Treatment of Opioid Overdose

Many prehospital providers have the same burning questions — What exactly is an opioid? Which drugs are and aren’t opioids, again? Can you give too much naloxone? Treating an opioid overdose can actually be very simple once you understand what’s going on inside the body. Join us as we talk about how opioids work, how antagonists work, and how to safely and effectively treat a patient with an opioid overdose.

Part 1 of this lesson covers opioids and their molecular mechanisms. Part 2 of this lesson covers the treatment of opioid overdoses.

Download the lesson outline, then enjoy the video!

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