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Teaching UCP to administer Naloxone
Can nurses teach unregulated care providers (UCPs) to administer naloxone?
Yes, as long as they follow the requirements for teaching outlined in the Working With Unregulated Care Providers practice guideline.
For example, the nurse must:
- have the knowledge, skill, and judgment to perform the procedure competently
- have the additional knowledge, skill, and judgment to teach the procedure
- accept sole accountability for the decision to teach the procedure
Read the Working With Unregulated Care Providers practice guideline for more information and the complete list of requirements for teaching to UCPs.