First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

This free course offered by the Red Cross in First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies is designed to increase knowledge and instill confidence for an opioid poisoning emergency.  This will include instruction on how to administer nasal naloxone. The aim is to have participants learn more about opioids and naloxone and how they affect the body.  Additionally, participants will qualify for a free nasal naloxone kit upon completion of the course from the Red Cross.

This is a self directed online learning course designed for anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to learn first aid skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and/or respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.
Work at your own pace through the training materials independently online.  The Duration is approximately 60 minutes, depending on the individual. This course can openly be shared with others, simply copy this webpage address and forward as needed.

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* Please Note: If you live in Quebec, you will be given a link at the end of the course to find out where you can access naloxone kits in your area. You must also use the link if you are a current CRC staff member or volunteer.

Testimonials & Reviews

WE’RE PROUD OF THE TESTIMONIALS AND GLOWING REVIEWS WE’VE EARNED OVER THE YEARS. HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF RECENT REVIEWS FROM ACROSS THE PROVINCE.

Reviews

Laura MazierLaura Mazier
18:28 18 May 23
David "Smitty" Smith is by far one of the most genuine, fun and knowledgeable people I've ever met. He made learning CPR/First Aid an empowering and an impactful course. His ability to use humour and shared experiences made the content more relatable and memorable. Thank you, Smitty! 🙂
Harold ReinthalerHarold Reinthaler
12:02 26 Apr 23
Mageb, who taught us in Vaughan, in Apr. 2023, did a great job teaching us. Being a trained physician in his home country came through by exhibiting his professional knowledge. However, he also did it in a light, almost entertaining manner which made the educational experience less cumbersome.
Jason MainvilleJason Mainville
18:14 19 Apr 23
Just completed a 2 day course with Smitty........ awesome experience. David is an amazing instructor and I'm so thankful for the knowledge and experiences that he shared with all of us. I hope to never use the knowledge I've gained over the last couple days but if the day does come I know what needs to be done and have to confidence to do it.David "Smitty" Smith,Thank you again!
April SchmidtApril Schmidt
12:43 29 Jan 23
Smitty is one of the best instructors I have ever interacted with. Not only was he informative, he knew how to keep us engaged and interested in all the content. I know that anytime I am needing to get any certifications, I'm going to ask if Smitty is the one teaching!
Yves SimilienYves Similien
04:53 27 Jan 23
It was an awesome class, Mr. Smithy a was well excellent instructor , with so many years of experience. I think the course was well taught. I’ll give him 10 out of 10. Bravo
H HH H
12:30 24 Dec 22
Thank You to David Smith for Todays CPR Class. He was very helpful, organised, entertaining, and very friendly. The class was very engaging because of his positive attitude and that helped me stay focused during the whole training. Please tell him I say Thank you, and to keep spreading positive energy while teaching.Huda
G- ManG- Man
14:53 26 Nov 22
Really enjoyed the course. Teacher Smitty is very experienced and shared some very good anecdotes.Wished I could have received my certificate there and then, though!
Tony MumaTony Muma
14:23 27 Oct 22
Ashraf was a great instructor who was serious yet personable in his delivery of the practical component of my blended First-Aid/CPR/AED course. I ended up needing to put my training to use just days after having completed the course and was able to act quickly and effectively to assist an injured colleague.While the entities aren't directly related, my only complaint about the program has been the finicky/temperamental Red Cross website. Accessing certifications, course information and profile details has been - at best - annoying.
Sarah MckissockSarah Mckissock
02:22 08 Oct 22
Passed my standard first aid and cpr at the Robertson rd location in Ottawa!!Josh was an amazing teacher. He took the time to work through problems or questions the class had. He allowed us to build confidence in our abilities to save a life. He is going to make a great doctor. Thank you very much!
Gertrude AdjeiGertrude Adjei
08:35 30 Sep 22
My instructor was phenomenal. He made me understand the philosophy of care, the practicality and that got me appreciating safety from a different perspective. I loved the story telling. It really resonates with you. Thank you for impacting my knowledge.
Michael HannaMichael Hanna
17:45 27 Sep 22
I have been taking first aid courses at different places in Ottawa over the past 12 years and by far First Aid 4 U is the best. The teaching technique, and the way the information is given makes the course really enjoyable. The stories and real life experience shared during the course helped me retain most of the information taught. A big thank you to Hauley who is by far the best instructor I've ever had the pleasure to meet and learn from. I will be back for sure.
Laura DetlorLaura Detlor
23:46 05 Sep 22
I have taken a CPR courses every year for the last 10 years. This was the best one I have ever taken. Riyadh Al-Baldawi was very informative and answered any questions we had.
Kevin DutrevilKevin Dutrevil
04:29 15 Aug 22
Smitty was great and very personable. You can tell he really cares about what he’s teaching and would 100% recommend the course with him.
Ryan EdwardsRyan Edwards
18:40 09 Aug 22