Updated advice to be given by Triple Zero call-takers is being developed
In May 2012, Australia’s first take-home naloxone program for opioid overdose prevention commenced in the Australian Capital Territory1; it was soon followed by programs in other jurisdictions. Current Australian naloxone training programs cover calling an ambulance, administering naloxone and giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some training programs are as short as 10 minutes, and others are as long as 2 hours, so capacity to present practical emergency management scenarios, including calls to emergency services, varies.
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