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Realize, React, and Reverse: Emergency Naloxone Administration in the Community

Date: June 15, 2016 — June 15, 2018


Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of unintentional death among adults in the United States. Data collected in 2014 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that 18,893 people died from prescription opioid overdose and 10,574 people died from heroin overdose. Government and community organizations have been investing time and resources to educate citizens, patients, and prescribers and put an end to this tragic epidemic.

On December 14, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal expanded access to naloxone for treatment of opioid overdose by asking the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to issue and emergency rule and change naloxone to a C-V exempt drug that can be dispensed by pharmacists. This training provides the information you need to safely and effectively help those at risk for opioid overdose.

Governor Deal’s press release

Georgia Board of Pharmacy Emergency Rule

Georgia Department of Public Health Standing Order


Opioids are a class of medications used in moderate to severe pain. When used appropriately, they can provide pain relief and restore quality of life. However, diversion and over-prescribing of opioids has caused many Americans to become addicted and accidentally overdose. The opioid overdose reversal drug called naloxone was initially only used in hospitals, but it has recently become more widely available even to laypeople in various states thanks to new legislation. This continuing education activity was developed to educate pharmacists and technicians about how to recognize if a person is experiencing an overdose and the agent used as an antidote, but also how to use professional judgment and supportive reinforcement to prevent their patients from taking too many opioids.

Target Audience

This program is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in all settings of care, including those in community pharmacy practice or in charge of medication therapy management.


This knowledge-based program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be awarded for viewing of the full presentation, passing of the post-assessment, completion of the request for CE credit, and activity evaluation. No partial credit will be given.

Participants may print a statement of credit if desired. All continuing education credit awarded is reported to CPE Monitor within 7 days of activity completion.

Courses Offered

Course Pricing Contact Hours/CEUs
Realize, React, and Reverse: Emergency Naloxone Administration in the Community

For Pharmacists(details)

$15.00 1.0/0.1
Realize, React, and Reverse: Emergency Naloxone Administration in the Community

For Pharmacy Technicians(details)

$15.00 1.0/0.1

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