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Naloxone Use in the School Setting: The Role of the School Nurse

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Release Date: 07/24/2017
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Originally presented at the NASN2016 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hour.

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
Deaths from prescription painkillers (opioid or narcotic pain relievers) have reached epidemic levels in the United States in the past decade according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported nonmedical use of prescription painkillers in the past year (CDC, 2014). In 2014, the CDC added opioid pain reliever (OPR) overdose prevention to its list of top five public health challenges. In response to the growing epidemic, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board of Directors adopted the Position Statement in June 2015 titled “Naloxone Use in the School Setting: The Role of the School Nurse,” recognizing that school nurses possess the knowledge and education to identify and safely manage emergent situations in school, including OPR-related overdose. The purpose of this session is to enable the learner to understand the scope of the prescription drug epidemic and be able to implement proper use of Naloxone in the school setting. In addition the learner will be able to relate the community and public health principles of harm reduction to the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Describe the scope of the opioid drug epidemic in the United States.
  • Identify ways to implement proper use of Naloxone in the school setting.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Rebecca L. King, MSN, RN, NCSN, School Nurse
New Castle County Vocational School District
Middletown, Delaware

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Adapt Pharma.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. Enroll through the e-commerce system. The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.