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Development of a Model for the Simulation of and Participant Performance Evaluation in Opioid Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration

Seeking participants for a simulation study of opioid overdose response

The purpose of the study is to develop and validate a new simulation-based tool for opioid overdose response for use in training and other applications. In this study, researchers will study participants’ response to a simulated opioid overdose. This will provide evidence for the development of meaningful metrics to assess the performance of rescuers after they are trained. We are looking for a variety of participants, from healthcare professionals to people with no healthcare experience, both trained and untrained in opioid overdose response. If you participate, you will complete the simulated overdose scenario and questionnaires that show us what you know and how you feel about responding to an opioid overdose.

*COVID-19 Risk*

We have taken steps to reduce risk related to COVID-19 and will provide you with the appropriate personal protective equipment.

Participants will receive:

  • $50.00


  • Carilion Clinic
  • There will be one study visit lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Are you eligible?

  • 18 years or older
  • No healthcare experience OR healthcare professional
  • Personal experience OR no personal experience with opioid/IV substance use


If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or are interested in participating, call or email a member of the study team:

Franklin Edwards, study coordinator


Phone: 540-855-6885

Or complete a screening survey:

Screening survey QR code