June 15, 2022 | by: isaacpiotrowski

High School Students in Canada to be Trained on How to Respond to Someone Overdosing on Opioids

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of high school students in Canada will soon be given training on how to respond to someone overdosing on opioids.

 

The training offered by the Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation will include how to inject naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of overdoses.

 

The foundation says the opioid program will soon be added to the CPR and automated external defibrillator training it offers for free in high schools across the country.

 

It will first be deployed in Qu├ębec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia before expanding to the Maritimes and other provinces.