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Responding to opioid overdose in the community

Rosie Gilliver
Resource Type: NDARC Seminars

Rosie Gilliver presented at the NDARC Webinar Series on Thursday 25 August 2022.

This presentation covered a review of how opioid overdoses for people who use drugs in our community are responded to.

Opioid overdose remains an urgent issue in our community. Every year many people have their lives affected by accidental opioid overdose. Take Home Naloxone (THN) is one of the ways we can respond to this crisis. This presentation will include a brief overview of what is happening in Australia, look at the basics of what naloxone is, how we can provide THN to our community members and provide a review of THN at the Kirketon Road Centre, a Primary Health Care centre in Kings Cross, Sydney.


About the speaker

Rosie Gilliver is the Clinical Nurse Consultant in Clinical Development and Research at the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) in Kings Cross. She has a Masters of Nursing in Advanced Clinical Care. Rosie works in expanding access to primary health care for marginalised communities and targeted population groups, coordinating clinical research trials and the overdose management and Take Home Naloxone (THN) program at KRC. Rosie works extensively in clinical care, including; HIV, viral hepatitis, AoD, sexual and reproductive health.