Welcome to the Save With CPR Opioid Overdose Response Course! This course will teach you the essential skills needed to recognize and respond to opioid overdoses. You will learn how to assess for opioid overdose, administer naloxone, and provide rescue breathing, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to act effectively in such emergencies.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize an Opioid Overdose: Identify signs of an opioid overdose, including apnea (absence of breathing), bradypnea (slow breathing), altered mental status, and check for a pulse within 10 seconds. Activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) promptly.
  • Administer Naloxone: Identify the need for naloxone and safely administer intranasal naloxone using a commercial device or mucosal atomizer device.
  • Provide Rescue Breaths: Understand the importance of providing rescue breaths via mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-mask, or bag valve mask ventilations.

Intended Audience

This course is ideal for:

  • Social Workers and Counselors: Individuals who work with populations at high risk for opioid overdose and need to be prepared to respond.
  • Teachers and School Staff: Educators and school nurses who may encounter students or parents experiencing an opioid overdose.
  • Community Volunteers: Individuals who work in community outreach programs or harm reduction services and need to be equipped to respond to opioid overdoses.
  • General Public: Anyone who wants to be prepared to respond to an opioid overdose in their community, at home, or at work.


All Save With CPR training courses meet or exceed local and national guidelines such as OSHA and ILCOR standards. However, please verify with your local licensing authorities or organizational leadership for specific requirements. If you need assistance, we are happy to help with confirmation or consultation.

Why Take This Course?

In an opioid overdose, every second counts. This course equips you with the skills and confidence to provide immediate and effective assistance, potentially saving lives and preventing further harm. Whether for professional development or personal preparedness, knowing how to respond to an opioid overdose can make a critical difference in your community.

Become an Instructor

Interested in teaching others these valuable skills? You can become an instructor with Save With CPR by visiting Become an Instructor. For a fixed low monthly fee, you will gain unlimited access to all training materials, including videos, instructor training, and student manuals. This opportunity is perfect for those looking to reduce training costs internally or start a new side hustle as an opioid overdose response instructor.