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Frequently Asked Questions

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Naloxone Toolkit For Providers and Pharmacies: FAQ's

We have developed a toolkit and prepared materials that you may need to implement your own Take Home Naloxone program. You may share and adapt these documents to fit your own practice site needs.

Click on any of the frequently asked questions below to reveal the answer.

a-iconPhysicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Washington State who have prescriptive authority may prescribe Take Home Naloxone to anyone at risk for having or witnessing an opioid overdose (prescription opioids or heroin) according to WA law RCW 69.50.315.

Pharmacists can dispense Naloxone directly to the public if the pharmacist has a protocol in place signed by a legal prescriber. This protocol is part of a collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) also known as a collaborative practice agreement.

a-iconFor sample prescriptions, click here.

If Naloxone is not available in your area, your pharmacy may first need to order the medication.

a-iconYes. Studies have shown that the success rates of administering IN Naloxone range from 73% to 91%, which is consistent with IM Naloxone.

a-iconFor Intramuscular (IM) Injection:

  • Naloxone 0.4mg/ml 1ml vial, 10pack, NDC 00409-1215-01

For Intranasal (IN) administration:

  • Naloxone 1mg/ml 2ml Pre-filled syringe (PFS), 10 pack, NDC 76329-3369-01

a-iconThere are a couple of different options to get the nasal atomizers:

a-iconYou can find a good resource for Good Samaritan laws in the United States here.

a-iconThe prescription must be written for the individual you are seeing. You cannot write the prescription or bill someone else’s insurance for someone with whom you do not have a provider-patient relationship.

a-iconMost consults take approximately 20 minutes to go through the training and prescribe the Naloxone.

a-iconThere are four popular styles of Naloxone. They include: Narcan® Nasal Spray, Intranasal Naloxone, Injectable Naloxone and EVZIO. All do an outstanding job and although they all counter the effects of an opioid overdose, they do it in very different ways.

Watch these helpful training videos to see how they all work:

To help take the confusion out of using any one of the top four Naloxone brands (in the US), we offer the following compilation of training videos covering: Narcan® Nasal Spray, Intranasal Naloxone, Injectable Naloxone and EVZIO.

These are short, precise and easy to watch instructional videos presented by our Clinical Pharmacist: Allyson Eichner, PharmD:

Narcan® Nasal Spray
https://youtu.be/xa7X00_QKWk

Intranasal Naloxone
https://youtu.be/BHNelucT728

Injectable Naloxone
https://youtu.be/_ojGrGchyGc

EVZIO
https://youtu.be/-B_ZO_MUGBE

This is a full length version including all four Naloxone training videos, please click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqIooR9L5k

Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.