In 2016, Alaska passed legislation that helped increase access to naloxone, the live-saving medication used in response to an opioid overdose. With the help of the State of Alaska’s Project HOPE, iknowmine provides opioid overdose response kits. These kits contain 2 doses of naloxone (Narcan®) that can save a person’s life in the event of an opioid overdose.
How do you become certified in responding to an opioid overdose and administer naloxone?
- Complete the Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response Training
- Email your completion certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Place either a Personal Use or Bulk Order at Order Resources & Supplies.
Signs of an overdose:
- Pale and/or clammy skin
- Limp body
- Fingernails are slightly blue or purple
- Vomiting or gurgling noises
- Cannot talk or be woken up
- Very slow or no breathing
- Very slow or no heartbeat
What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a medicine that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose. If someone overdoses on pain medicine, it can save their life. Families can keep naloxone in their home. Ask a pharmacist how to get it. Naloxone knocks opioids and heroin off the brain’s opioid receptors, reversing the effects of the opioid and allowing the person to breath again.