Impact of a Web-Based Naloxone Training on First Responders – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Impact of a Web-Based Naloxone Training on First Responders

Rohan Patil


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Research Mentor(s): Chin Hwa Dahlem, Clinical Associate Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 2 (11am – 11:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 7
Presenter: 5

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In the midst of the pandemic, the United States continues to experience an opioid epidemic. Fatal opioid overdoses have risen significantly during the pandemic. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, and is an effective public health intervention to reduce opioid overdoses. Law enforcement officers are often first to arrive at the scene of an overdose. To equip law enforcement officers to respond to opioid overdoses, a web-based naloxone training program was developed in collaboration with our community partners ( The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of our First Responder web-based naloxone training program. We aim to use descriptive statistics and paired samples t-test to analyze pre-test and post-test data to assess the law enforcement officers’ improvements in knowledge, confidence, and attitudes towards naloxone and overdoses. We anticipate our results will show an increase in knowledge, confidence, and attitudes among law enforcement officers who participate in our web-based naloxone training.

Authors: Gina Dahlem, Rohan Patil, Bidisha Ghosh, Miranda Gali
Research Method: Data Collection and Analysis

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