Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Community Members

Course Overview

This course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose -- including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system -- and offers information on the importance of treatment options post-overdose. The course covers adults only, and is designed for management and employees in workplace settings, non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff, and the general public. Knowledge of how to perform CPR (performing high-quality chest compressions and early use of an AED) is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course modules include:

  • Recognition and response to an opioid overdose (performing CPR and administering reversal agents [naloxone])
  • Basics of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Understanding naloxone and how it works
  • Recognizing the importance of post-overdose treatment options

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • identify some prescription and illegal opioids
  • recognize why opioids are so addictive
  • identify a possible overdose
  • know how to respond to a possible overdose
  • review/explain what naloxone is and how it works
  • describe how to give naloxone
  • identify the antidote for an opioid overdose
  • recognize the importance of post-overdose treatment options.

To earn a course completion certificate, students must:

  • review all modules and knowledge checks
  • pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides valuable layperson training to respond to opioid overdoses
  • Can be completed in approximately 10-15 minutes
  • Gives those who successfully complete the course a certificate of completion
  • Provides access to all course content for 2 years following activation

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Instructions for activating Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: Each course purchased can only be used by a single student. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

Dimensions and Specifications

PC and Mac compatible

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation

Computer with Internet access

Minimum computer requirements:

  • Connection: Broadband/T1/Cable/DSL/Fiber/etc.
  • Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
  • Processor speed: 1+ GHz Pentium or equivalent
  • RAM: 1+ GB RAM
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
  • Speakers/headphones: Recommended
  • Soundcard: Recommended


  • Macromedia Flash (latest version)
  • QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long can students access the information in this course?
A: Once a student activates the course, the student can access all information for 24 months.

Q: Is this a credentialed course?
A: Yes, successful completion of the course (which includes knowledge checks and passing the knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%) results in a course completion certificate.

Q: How long does it take to complete the course?
A: It takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Course Hrs. 1.0
Total Class Seats 500
Available Seats 499
Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Community Members $10.00
Opioid Community Education Online Key $0.00

Offering Sessions

Session Notes Start - End Location - Room
Opioid Online Key This is an online course, you do not need to come to the date of the course. It is just so the course will show on our site. 12/31/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Course
Your Computer
Your Town WA 00000