NARCAN Saves Lives (Recorded Presentation)

Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose 

This presentation covers information about opioids and how Naloxone (NARCAN) can be used to effectively respond  to an opioid overdose.

This recorded training was originally presented by Shannon Decker, M.Ed. and River Coyote, MPH on June 30, 2020. Parts of the original training have been cut from the original recording to focus on the applicable training content. 

While some of the statistics in this training may be outdated, the content remains relevant and applicable for the purpose of this training: How to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose with nasal naloxone (NARCAN).

This presentation covers:

  • How to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose
  • How to do Rescue Breathing
  • How to administer Narcan Nasal Spray (Naloxone)
  • Resources to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): Suboxone

Presentation Slides
NARCAN Quick Start Guide


Call 2-1-1 to find out how to get safe and easy access to administer naloxone.


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If you or someone you know is at risk of poisoning or overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately. You will never get into trouble for trying to save someone's life.

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