Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists is an online educational program for prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that will help you prevent overdoses among your patients and their social networks. Through the program you will see videos of patient-pharmacist-prescriber encounters that model how to provide a patient overdose education and a naloxone rescue kit.
The program also includes very brief instructional videos for the available naloxone rescue kit formulations designed for you to use with your patients.
By participating in this program, you will learn learn how to:
- Explain the epidemiology of overdose
- Explain the rational for and scope of overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kit distribution;
Incorporate overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kits into medical and pharmacy practice by
- Educating patients about overdose risk reduction and
- Furnishing naloxone rescue kits
- Explain the legal and policy environment regarding furnishing naloxone rescue kits
This program is provided by Boston University School of Medicine and is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It offers continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
The online program is a companion to the website www.prescribetoprevent.org, which includes resources to help health care providers educate their patients to reduce overdose risk and provide naloxone rescue kits to patients and their social networks.
In addition to all the individuals whose work made this program possible, we would like to particularly thank the University of Rhode Island for the use of the School of Pharmacy Building and CVS/Caremark for access to film in the Model Pharmacy. In addition, we would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable assistance during the video shoot:
- Paul Larrat, Dean of the URI School of Pharmacy
- Clint Chichester, for use of Simulation Suites
- Ariel Engelman and Erin McDonough, for practice naloxone kits via NopeRI.org
- Ian Lester, for building and room access and overall logistics
- Anita Jackson, for practice injection equipment
- Peter Morgan, for use of plants