Do you know of someone who can potentially overdose on narcotics (such as opium, heroin, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl)?
This summer the Ontario Ministry of Health wants to train you on how to help this person.
We are financially supported by the Federal Government of Canada so this training (including the Naloxone kit) is completely free for you if you reside in Ontario.
If you reside outside Ontario (but in Canada), please visit your local provincial Ministry of Health.
If you reside outside of Canada, we can provide training online at a competitive cost. (It is for your information only and no certification / Naloxone will be provided.)
Q1. As an employer, are we required to have a Naloxone Kit on hand?
A2. An employer is required to provide a naloxone kit in their workplace and must provide at least one naloxone kit in each workplace in which they are aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, of the risk of one of their workers having an opioid overdose or poisoning. This must be in place as of June 1, 2023.
Q2. Is an organization that has a Naloxone kit on hand (due to the above reasons) required to have someone trained in how to administer it?
A2. Yes, at least one employee must be trained on hand at all shifts.
Q3. What is the difference between Naloxone and Narcan?
A3. They are both the same drug. Naloxone is the generic name for the drug, Narcan is the brand name for the same drug.
Q4. Naloxone/Narcan is a controlled drug. Can an employee truly administer it without fear of legal action?
A4. Changes to the Good Samaritan Act do allow you to administer Naloxone/Narcan. As always, ask for consent to administer it. If the casualty can NOT consent, you can assume implied consent and may administer it you believe they may need it.
Q5. If the drug (naloxone/Narcan) has expired and I do not have a newer package (dose) what should I do? Can I still administer it?
A5. It is always best to ensure you have UNEXPIRED Naloxone/Narcan on hand, however, if you Only have an expired dose and need to administer Naloxone, use it. It may not have a full effect as an unexpired dose has, and may still be somewhat effective, but it will also not cause any harm.
Q6. Where can I find the expiry date of the Naloxone in my kit?
A6. The expiry date is found on the back of the blister pack of each nasal applicator.
Please contact us to register or if you have any questions.