Law Enforcement Officers’ Perceptions of Intranasal Naloxone Training for Opioid Overdoses

Summary

Dissemination of the naloxone education intervention has been limited by the availability of trainers, the content has not been rigorously evaluated, and largely limited to didactic PowerPoint presentations. There is a need to develop an efficient and effective naloxone education intervention to certify and re-certify officers to deliver the life-saving naloxone medication to prevent opioid overdose-related deaths in Washtenaw County and beyond. Therefore, the goal of this study is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a didactic naloxone educational intervention for LEOs as the initial step in developing and testing a new intervention – an educational web-based intervention aimed at LEO’s -- to prevent opioid overdose deaths.