Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit and Resources
The NYSED Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources listed below may be used in consultation with the school medical director, administration and school counsel in implementing a school or school district opioid overdose prevention program. Guidelines and Memos Related to Opioid Overdose Prevention and Use of Naloxone in Schools is located on the Laws, Guidelines, and Memos page> Guidelines and Memos by Content here.
NYSED Guidance for Schools
NYSED Guidance Document On Opioid Prevention- 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. (Updated 3/2019)
Naloxone Administration In Schools Options Chart- This chart is referenced in the above document and describes how schools may register as NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs, obtain and administer naloxone. It includes applicable regulatory citations. (12/16)
Opioid Prevention Training For School Personnel Webinar
This NYSDOH approved training for non-medical school personnel provides information on recognizing signs of opioid overdose and administering opiate antagonist naloxone for suspected opioid overdose. It is required for all school staff who choose to administer naloxone on-site at school. 1 CTLE/PD credit is awarded after successful completion. (Updated 3/2019)
- Opioid Training Skills Checklist for School Staff- 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.
- NYSDOH 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, (NYSDOH 7/17/)
- Responding To An Overdose Emergencies- For Staff- Provides a visual overview of steps for response and use of Narcan® (March 2019).
NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources for School Settings
- NYSDOH Opioid Prevention Webpage-Provides links to healthcare provider and consumer resources on naloxone administration, applicable NYS laws, guidelines, and fact sheets (Updated 8/2018).
- NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Schools Page is dictated to assisting schools to obtain and provide naloxone. It 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 (Updated 2/2019)
- AED/EAI/Naloxone Maintenance and Inventory Log-This document may be used to track all 3 items for districts wishing to store naloxone and or Epinephrine Auto-Injectors obtained with the AED unit. The location and storage of naloxone are determined by district policy. (12/2016)
- Naloxone Inventory Log-May be used to track naloxone location, use/disposal, and expiration date. (12/2016)
Naloxone Medications (Links provided for educational purposes only. No endorsement is intended or implied)
- Evzio™ naloxone auto-injector- Contains 0.4 naloxone hydrochloride injection for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. Evzio has visual and voice instructions and includes a trainer and training video.
- 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.
Policy and Notification Samples for Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs
- Sample policies and procedures for NYSDOH Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs and/or Licensed Prescribers- While not school-specific, this NYSDOH sample may be used as a guide in developing policies and procedures in accordance with school medical director, administrative and counsel guidance. (3/21/14)
- Sample District Notification to Parents Regarding the Implementation of an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program-Provides a brief explanation of an Opioid Prevention Program. Literacy level approximately 8th grade. (12/2016)