Introduction to Naloxone for People Taking Prescribed Opioids

Source: Veterans Health Administration

This 6 minute video shows a patient-provider conversation about naloxone and how to prevent opioid overdose for people taking prescribed opioids. It features a man who has been prescribed opioids for pain and his spouse. The conversation covers the risks of accidental overdose from prescription opioids, how to recognize signs of an overdose, and the importance of having naloxone on hand as a preventive measures. Part of a 2 video series; the second video demonstrates how to administer naloxone.

Funding Source:  Veterans Health Administration