Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 9: Managing overdose

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 60 minutes

Overview

This topic provides an opportunity for the learner to understand the nature of overdose and develop strategies to respond appropriately. Heroin overdose is considered as a special case.

Key issues

9.1 Overdose and identifying those who are at high risk

9.2 Management of overdose

9.3 Heroin overdose - a special case