Opioid Overdose Prevention

The NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources listed below may be used in consultation with the school medical director, administration, and school council in implementing a school or school district opioid overdose prevention program. 

NYSED Resources

NYSED Guidance Document On Opioid Prevention (NYSED 2019)
Provides NYS Education Department (NYSED), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Harm Reduction Coalition guidance and training for schools choosing to participate as opioid antagonist recipients as defined by Public Health Law §3309.

Opioid Administration In Schools Options Chart (NYSCSH 2/2024)
This chart is referenced in the above document and describes how schools may register as NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs to obtain and administer naloxone. It includes applicable regulatory citations.

Opioid Training Skills Checklist for School Staff (NYSCSH 2/2019)
To be used to assess skills for non-medical staff who have completed the NYSDOH-NYSED approved webinar training and received a certificate of completion. 

Sample: Non-Patient Specific Orders for registered nurses

Registered Professional Nurses may execute this non-patient-specific order and protocol to administer Naloxone to students and staff suspected of experiencing symptoms of an opioid overdose on school premises or at school-sponsored activities occurring off school grounds.

Sample: Registered Nurse Non-Patient Specific Intranasal Naloxone Order for Treatment of Suspected Opioid Overdose (NYSCSH 5/2023)  

Sample: Registered Nurse Non-Patient Specific Intramuscular Naloxone (IM) Order for Treatment of Suspected Opioid Overdose (NYSCSH 5/2023)

NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources

NYS Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
Provides links to provider and consumer resources on naloxone administration, applicable NYS laws, guidelines, and fact sheets. 

Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings
Assists schools in obtaining and providing naloxone. Includes information on how to become a registered Opioid Overdose Program, Resources for Registered Programs, and a listing of School and BOCES Districts Registered as Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs.

Opioid-related Data in New York State
Provides information that can be used to help identify where communities are struggling, help tailor interventions, and show improvements.

Steps for Naloxone Administration Infographic 
Provides a visual overview of how to administer naloxone, rescue breathing steps, and how to care for someone after giving naloxone. 

Responding To An Overdose Emergencies 
For Staff - Provides a visual overview of steps for response and use of Narcan®.

Naloxone Medications

NARCAN® (naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray 4 mg dose by Adapt Pharma
Adapt Pharma offers up to two cartons (four 4mg doses) of Narcan® nasal spray at no cost to all NYS high schools. Visit the Narcan® Public Service Page to learn more.  

Note: Links are provided for educational purposes only. No endorsement is intended or implied.

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Page Updated 1/29/24