Overdose Prevention Training


What: A free 60-minute class on how to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose.

Who: Anyone who wants to learn how to prevent an overdose and respond with Naloxone in an overdose situation are welcome to attend free of charge. Registration is not required.

Where:  Our office is located in the Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Avenue, Provo, UT 84601 but we are happy to come to your facility by request.

Participants will learn the following:

  • What an overdose is and how it happens
  • What an opioid is and common types of opioids
  • Local overdose statistics
  • Risk factors for overdose
  • Overdose prevention tips including:
    • Safe Use
    • Safe Storage
    • Safe Disposal
    • Prevention Planning
  • What Naloxone is and how it can reverse an overdose.
  • The four types of Naloxone and how to administer them.
  • How to respond to an overdose – the 5 R’s
    • Recognize- Signs of an overdose
    • Respond- Call 9-1-1
    • Reverse- Administer Naloxone
    • Rescue Breathing- Perform rescue breathing
    • Refer- Stay until help arrives and follow up with treatment resources
  • Practice responding to an overdose using the 5 R’s
  • Overdose prevention laws and liability
  • Local resources to access Naloxone and substance use treatment

When: The next classes are scheduled for Monday, November 27th from 12:00-1:00pm at Mountainlands Community Health Center (East Bay) located at 299 East 900 South, Suite 101 Provo, UT 84606 and Tuesday, November 28th from 5:30-6:30pm at Wasatch Mental Health located at 750 North 200 West Provo, UT 84601 in the 3rd floor Training Room.

You can also request a training for your staff, clients, or community members by contacting Annie Nicholes at AnnieN@utahcounty.gov.

For questions please contact Annie Nicholes at AnnieN@utahcounty.gov