First Responder Opioid Awareness and Exposure Training

Oct 2, 2019

Kentucky Board of EMS and Kentucky Department for Public Health Releases First Responder Opioid Awareness and Exposure Training

The First Responder Opioid Awareness and Exposure Training will provide unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of opioids is suspected during the course of their daily activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • The First Responder will be able to recognize potential formulations of fentanyl and its analogs and determine the quantity present.
  • The First Responder will Know when to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the types of PPE required in various situations, and the limitations of PPE.
  • The First Responder will know the potential exposure routes for fentanyl and its analogs.
  • The First Responder will know the signs and symptoms of opioid exposure.
  • The First Responder will know when and how to seek medical help for opioid exposure.

KBEMS has approved (1.0 hour of category – medical) continuing education for successful completion of the course. The online module is available within the TRAIN Kentucky learning management system and new users will need to create an account prior to searching for Course ID 1085051. Assistance with TRAIN is available through the help link.

CLICK HERE (For the click here see attached documents) for additional Opioid Awareness and Exposure information. If you have any questions about the First Responder Opioid Awareness and Exposure Training content contact Robert Andrew at 859-256-3577.