Naloxone Clinical Experience
Please answer the following questions using your textbooks and websites listed below. Estimated time is 3 hours; each answer needs to be thorough and complete to receive credit.
1) What is naloxone, its brand name, and its intended use?
2) List 5 medications that naloxone can reverse. What medication class do these medications fall under?
3) What are 3 key points for a nurse to understand about naloxone?
4) What are 5 signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose?
5) What will happen to a client that is administered naloxone following an opioid overdose?
6) Why do many facilities implement a standing order for naloxone whenever an opioid is prescribed?
7) Utah Naloxone is a non-profit organization that provides free naloxone kits to the community. Why would this be important?
8) How does providing free naloxone kits to the community provide an opportunity for risk reduction?
9) Why is it important for nurses to educate on risk reduction?
10) Why is risk reduction important at the community level?
11) Review the website http://www.utahnaloxone.org/ and answer the following questions:
12) Review the page https://nursesvote.org/issue/opioid-epidemic/ and answer the following questions:
13) Create a one-page, colorful, lay term, pamphlet regarding education on opioids and naloxone. Include resources to obtain naloxone, how to use, when to use, and what to do after use.
14) In one paragraph, discuss your own thoughts, feelings regarding providing free naloxone kits to the community?