Opioid Overdose Prevention Kits


Product Description

The OHRDP distributes opioid overdose prevention supplies (not including Naloxone) to eligible programs. Complimentary supplies are ordered through the OHRDP and programs will assemble their own kits. It is recommended that kits are assembled with the following supplies:

  • 2 vials of naloxone (not available from OHRDP)
  • 2 amp snappers
  • 2 retractable syringes: 1cc – 25G x 1”
  • non-latex gloves
  • rescue breathing barrier
  • client identification card

Organizations eligible to receive these complimentary supplies are:

  • Public Health Units that manage a core Needle Syringe Program (NSP)
  • Community-based organizations that have been contracted by the local Public Health Unit to manage a core NSP
  • Ministry funded Hepatitis C Teams

The kits are an additional harm reduction supply item that complements the existing inventory of products already available and distributed by OHRDP.

Each agency has the ability to customize the kit beyond what is supplied through OHRDP to ensure that the kit reflects agency and community need. The kit contents are also dependent on an agency’s own policies and procedures.

The components of the kit will be shipped to the agency. It is the responsibility of agency staff to assemble the kits and ensure that agency contact information is provided to clients. It is recommended to indicate agency contact info on the identifier card.

Sources & Resources

  1. Harm Reduction Coalition. What is an Overdose? Available at http://harmreduction.org/issues/overdose-prevention/overview/overdose-basics/. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  2. Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program. Community-Based Naloxone Distribution Guidance Document. 2012.