Opioid Education and Naloxone Training
Expand your role as a kind and caring member of our community. The Student Health Center’s Opioid Education and Naloxone Training program is open to NYU students, employees, and faculty who want to increase their awareness of opioid usage and impact, and save lives by administering naloxone. Community members who complete the training can pick up free naloxone kits at the Student Health Center Pharmacy.
Why is this important?
Overdose deaths have increased nationwide, and the majority of them are from opioid use. Our NYU community is not immune to this reality. We hope you will help cultivate a community of active bystanders by increasing your knowledge of opioid use and its impact—and learning how to pick up and administer naloxone to NYU community members.
Opioids are strong and potentially addictive prescription medications used short-term to manage severe pain. Opioids have serious risks of addiction and overdose. Too many opioids in your body can cause you to stop breathing– which could lead to death.
Naloxone (also known by its brand name, NARCAN) is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose—but, naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system.
How can I get trained to administer naloxone?
You can learn to recognize an overdose and administer life-saving naloxone! Our Opioid Education and Naloxone Training will cover:
- Information about opioids
- Information about naloxone
- Risk factors for opioid misuse
- How to recognize an overdose
- How to respond to an overdose
- Good Samaritan laws and NYU campus policy
- How to get naloxone and refills
- Resources and referrals
To increase accessibility and allow NYUers to be trained on their own timeline, the Opioid Education and Naloxone Training is available asynchronously! The module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The SHC pharmarcy provides free fentanyl and xylazine test strips to members of the NYU community. You can also request free test strips from the MATTERS website.
We Want Your Feedback
The SHC is committed to tailoring our educational content, including our opioid education and naloxone training, to meet the specific needs of the NYU community. If you have any feedback about this training, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!