Journal reading

Community use of naloxone for opioid overdose

Naloxone is a competitive antagonist at opioid receptors. It can be administered to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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In the face of increasing overdose deaths, from both prescription opioids and heroin, a wide range of people may benefit from increased access to naloxone.

Marianne E Jauncey and Suzanne Nielsen Aust Prescr 2017;40:137-140

 

 

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This activity has been designed to take around 1 hour to complete - this is based on reading the article from an issue of Australian Prescriber and completing a quiz. You will be provided with immediate feedback on your answers and a certificate of completion will be available for you to download for self-reporting purposes.