In the First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies course, you will become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone. You will learn more about opioids and naloxone and how they affect the body and will explore ways to reduce the influence of stigma. 

You will receive a free nasal naloxone kit upon completion of the course.


* IMPORTANT: If you live in one of the following regions, you will be given a link at the end of the course to find out where you can access naloxone kits in your area.

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec


You must also use the link if you are a current CRC staff member or volunteer.


This course is designed for:  

  • Anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to learn first aid skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.

This course has no prerequisites.

  

ONLINE LEARNING FORMAT: SELF-DIRECTED 

Learn at your own pace by working through the training materials independently online. Duration: approximately 60 minutes, depending on the individual.



Course Curriculum

  Mandatory Questions
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  Introduction
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  Module 1: The Opioid Crisis in Canada
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  Module 2: Reducing Stigma
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  Module 3: Opioid Poisoning Emergencies
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  Module 4: Naloxone
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  Module 5: Introduction to CPR
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  Module 6: Qualities of a Helper
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  Module 7: How to Help
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  Module 8: Introduction to Self-Care
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  Module 9: Next Steps
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This initiative was funded by a contribution from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.