Overdose Prevention Training

Utah County offers a free, 75-minute class on overdose prevention and how to administer Naloxone. This page provides a brief summary and sample of what you will learn in that class.

If you are interested in attending a class or scheduling a class at your place of business for staff training, please contact Mekel Jones at MekelJ@utahcounty.gov


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Introduction to Opioids

  • What an opioid is.
  • Common types of opioids.
  • How an overdose can occur.
  • Who is at risk of overdose.

How to Respond to an Overdose

  • Recognize the signs of an overdose.
  • React by calling 9-1-1 and trying to wake the person.
  • Reverse the overdose by administering Naloxone.
  • Respond by providing rescue breathing or CPR.
  • Refer them to EMS and treatment services, stay until help arrives.

Overdose Prevention Resources

  • Where to learn more.
  • Where and how to get a Naloxone kit.
  • Where to dispose of medications.
  • How to access substance use treatment.

If you are interested in attending a class or scheduling a class at your place of business for staff training, please contact Mekel Jones at MekelJ@utahcounty.gov

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