This is a self-guided, self-explanatory, Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Brief Intervention based on a validated tool called the Opioid Overdose Knowledge Scale (OOKS).
It is designed to be administered by a worker directly with a client/patient together on a device such as a tablet or computer.
The intervention should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.
NB: In Queensland, only workers who are authorised under an existing general approval from Queensland Health are allowed to possess and supply naloxone. See you manager or clinical director if you are unsure of your status.
The following Take Home Naloxone (THN) brief intervention is hosted on SurveyMonkey. Survey Monkey is hosted in the United States and subject to the freedom of information laws in that jurisdiction. No identifiable client information is to be collected within this tool, with any volunteered client information collected on a separate "CitizenSpace" link, which is an approved and secure Queensland Health feedback website.
The OOKS is adapted with permission.
Williams AV, Strang J, Marsden J. Development of Opioid Overdose Knowledge (OOKS) and Attitudes (OOAS) Scales for take-home naloxone training evaluation. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 1;132(1-2):383-6. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.02.007. Epub 2013 Feb 28. PMID: 23453260.
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