We built upon our friends’ work & here is our version of a non-denominational (i.e., not slanted toward injection) fentanyl test strip instruction sheet. We know quite a few programs have already adopted this for their own services. So we are adding it to our downloads to make access easier.
This book, created by experienced overdose trainers and reviewed by peers and medical professionals, is intended as a resource for the development and implementation of overdose prevention and response programs by drug user activist groups and harm reduction organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Abstract:Heroin overdose deaths have increased alarmingly in Chicago over the past decade. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist with no abuse potential, has been used to reverse opiate overdose in emergency medical settings for decades. We describe here a program to educate opiate users in the prevention of opiate overdose and its reversal with intramuscular naloxone.
Distinguishing signs of opioid overdose and indication for naloxone: An evaluation of six naloxone training and distribution programs in the United States by Traci C. Green, Robert Heimer, Lauretta E. Grau. This includes information on Chicago, New Mexico, San Francisco, Baltimore, and two sites in New York City