naloxone program for schools
NEW 8-7-17 Private/Nonpublic schools that house grades 9-12 are now eligible to receive Narcan.
Prior to submitting an application for the free two-dose carton of Adapt Pharma Narcan, be sure to review the application packet (see link to the top right of the screen) for specific information on required trainings and development of policies and standing orders.
Administration of Narcan (naloxone) (Act 139 of 2014) - The departments of Health, Education and Drug and Alcohol Programs sent a PENN*LINK to school administrators in September encouraging schools to consider establishing a naloxone program. It is recommended that schools make this determination using a team approach, consisting of the administration, solicitor, doctor and nurse(s).
NASN Naloxone in Schools Toolkit
offers numerous resources to assist school nurses and other school leaders to
evaluate and respond to the opioid epidemic appropriately.
As of Nov. 19, 2015, the FDA has approved the Adapt Pharma intranasal formulation of naloxone. Access the press release here.
Updated: August 2017