SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Five Essential Steps for First Responders

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Five Essential Steps for First Responders
Posted 5/4/2021

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Five Essential Steps for First Responders provides outlined steps recommended to reduce the number of deaths resulting from opioid overdose. Each of the five steps are outlined and described. The steps include: 1.) Evaluate for Signs of Opioid Overdose; 2.) Call 911 for Help; 3.) Administer Naloxone; 4.) Support the Person's Breathing; 5.) Monitor the Person's Response. This toolkit also provides the Do's and Don'ts When Responding to Opioid Overdose.