Date of Graduation

Fall 12-17-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing and Health Professions




Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

First Advisor

Dr. Trinette Radasa

Second Advisor

Dr. Alexa Curtis


Fatal opioid overdose is a growing concern in the United States (U.S.). The pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that opioid pain relievers were not addictive. As a result, providers prescribed them at a significantly higher rate, which led to more extensive use of authorized and unauthorized opioid use before it was realized that they could be highly habit-forming (The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2019). A growing body of evidence supports providing naloxone education as a means of harm reduction. The quality improvement project aims to implement educational sessions for adult patients seen at East Bay Pain Management, who use prescription and non-prescription opioids, on naloxone and its benefits on reducing fatal opioid overdoses. The project lead evaluates the effectiveness of naloxone educational sessions on improving participants’ knowledge of naloxone and opioid overdoses and improving participants’ confidence in identifying an opioid overdose event and acting on it.

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Nursing Commons