In Manitoba, overdose from all drugs is a growing public health concern. Opioid drugs, such as fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, codeine, and heroin, are of particular overdose concern because they can cause respiratory depression which may lead to death.
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has a number of resources and programs aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality associated with overdose, including a take-home naloxone program.
For service providers
Take-Home Naloxone Distribution Program
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living launched a provincially funded Take-Home-Naloxone program in January 2017. Health care delivery sites that would like to distribute free take-home-naloxone kits to people at risk of opioid overdose can register as a naloxone distribution site. Click on the following links for the distribution site criteria and the naloxone kit order form:
A training manual is available for health care providers and others who wish to learn about overdose prevention, recognition and response, and become trainers for lay overdose responders. Click on the following links to view or download the training manual and the Take-Home Naloxone overdose response and kit tracking reporting forms:
- Training Manual: Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response (pdf)
- Take-Home Naloxone Kit Tracking Reporting Form - (fillable PDF)
- Overdose Response Form - (fillable PDF)