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What is Naloxone?

There are two types of Naloxone available in Ireland


Intramuscular Naloxone (brand name Prenoxad™)

Intranasal Naloxone (brand name Nyxoid™)

 Signs of an opioid overdose



Naloxone and Covid-19

From the 1st of June 2023 if the person is not breathing and the person responding is comfortable providing rescue breaths the CPR response can revert to pre-covid guidelines of administering chest compressions and rescue breaths. Responders can continue to provide compression-only CPR after the 1st of June 2023 where they consider there to be a risk, or they are not comfortable providing rescue breaths.

How to respond to an opioid overdose


How to move a person into the recovery position



How to carry out chest compressions


Naloxone Training 

The Opioid Overdose Awareness and Naloxone Administration Training course, Module 1 is available on HSeLanD. You can find the module by using the “search a module” tool with the key word “naloxone”. This course is open to all HSeLanD users and designed for all frontline workers (clinical and non-clinical) and volunteers who may witness an opioid overdose.

The E-Learning course on HSeLanD is Module 1 of a two module course. It is a pre-requisite, along with current in date CPR training for attendance at the in-person Module 2 training. Successful completion of Module 2 is required for an Organisation to notify the HPRA (via the Emergency Medicines Portal)  of its intention to procure or purchase a naloxone from a pharmacy or other supplier for supply and administration in an emergency situation..

Further Naloxone Resources

Download a Step by Step guide How to administer Naloxone here


Video Resources

Get video resources on our site here

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