Opioid Overdose and OORM Administration – Online Inservice

In recent years, the rise in opioid overdoses has presented a significant public health challenge, necessitating a swift and informed response from healthcare professionals. Opioid overdoses can result in respiratory depression, leading to potentially fatal consequences if not promptly addressed. Opioid Overdose Reversal Medications (OORM) are readily available opioid antagonists that play a crucial role in reversing the effects of opioid overdose by quickly restoring respiratory function and preventing death. As frontline responders in emergency and healthcare settings, understanding the signs of opioid overdose and the proper administration of an OORM is paramount for healthcare professionals to effectively intervene and save lives.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. List some of the commonly used opioid drugs.
  2. Recite the different scheduled drug classes.
  3. State the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
  4. State the risk factors for opioid overdoses.
  5. Define opioid antagonists and how they reverse the effects of opioids.
  6. Explain the importance of rescue breaths and compressions for non-breathing and/or pulseless patients.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • What Are Opioids?

Chapter 2: Opioid Overdose

  • Statistics
  • Signs/Symptoms
  • Risk Factors

Chapter 3: Opioid Overdose Reversal Medications (OORM)

  • NARCAN® (naloxone)
    • Administering NARCAN® Nasal Spray
  • OPVEE® (nalmefene)
    • Administering OPVEE® Nasal Spray
  • Rescue Breaths & Chest Compressions

Chapter 4: References

Chapter 5: Implicit Bias Mandate

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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