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Naloxone resources available for school districts

There’s a worrying trend in schools around Colorado–students are dying in school after overdosing on pills laced with fentanyl.

To help schools cope with this frightening problem, experts around the state have created a new resource to help districts obtain and deploy Narcan, the nasal form of naloxone. This useful toolkit was developed by Boulder County’s Substance Use Advisory Group in collaboration with the Consortium and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The toolkit is available on Google Drive.

The toolkit contains an order form for obtaining free Naloxone; references to the legislation that makes it legal for schools to posses naloxone; sample letters of support; and a position statement from the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the National Association of School Personnel and Administrators.

The toolkit is derived from resources created by the NASN and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC).

The full online toolkit can be accessed here or via the Consortium’s Harm Reduction Work Group webpage. For more information about the toolkit, contact ers@cuanschutz.edu.