Naloxone is a life-saving drug which all at-risk patients are now able to take home for use by a peer, family or friend to reverse an overdose.
The Hume Area Pharmacotherapy Network can provide education at select locations directly to end-users and their family or friends. We also offer a train-the-trainer program to Alcohol And Other Drug workers to equip them to provide training to end users in various settings (eg: NSP, clinics, outreach). We use Community Overdose Prevention Education (COPE) guidelines in all our training. For more information, or to arrange training, please contact the Hume Area Pharmacotherapy Network Coordinator on (03) 5823 3200 or by email email@example.com
One of the biggest obstacles to getting naloxone in the hands of those who need it is finding a GP who is prepared to prescribe it. Ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day 2017, we have produced a brief guide for GPs on prescribing naloxone for at-risk patients. The guide can be downloaded here. http://hapn.org.au/files/GP.Focus_on_opioid_overdose.pdf