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What is SCOPE?

The Strategies to Coordinate Overdose Prevention Efforts (SCOPE) Statewide project trains first responders (e.g., law enforcement officers, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and firefighters) to increase naloxone administration and eliminate overdose deaths within a 33-county catchment area in Pennsylvania. The training course is approved for 4 hours of EMS and Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) continuing education credits.

SCOPE provides training on:

  • Culturally competent and patient-centered treatment.
  • Naloxone leave behind.
  • Implementation of referrals and warm handoffs to local drug and alcohol services.
  • Safety and best practices for dangerous or illicit substances, including fentanyl.
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Our Impact

Since September of 2020, SCOPE has trained 687 first responders in ways to increase naloxone administration and eliminate overdose deaths. Contact us at scope@pitt.edu to learn how we can help first responders in your area.

Watch our 2-minute testimonial video to discover the benefits of the SCOPE training program.

This program is excellent, it should be part of the EMT course!

Paramedic, Butler Ambulance Service, Butler County

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