The OD-ME mobile phone application was developed by the University of Maine and is a great tool for overdose rescue education. Since its inception in 2020 through June of 2021, users of the OD-ME app have reported 34 successful opioid overdose reversals. The app guides users on the following:
- The signs that someone may be suffering from an overdose
- Information on the types of drugs naloxone could potentially reverse an overdose from
- How to use nasal naloxone (Narcan®)
- How to use vial and syringe naloxone
- Steps to take while waiting for paramedics to arrive
- Links to call 9-1-1
- Links to 2-1-1 to obtain services and naloxone from Maine Access Points
- How to appropriately store naloxone
The application uses voice-overs, diagrams, and text to guide users through the process of responding to an overdose and administering naloxone during an emergency situation. See screenshots below and links to download at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
OD-ME App print materials are available for free for community organizations, harm reduction partners, individuals, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical service professionals, and clinical sites that are interest in promoting its use to clients.