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Chief David Lewis and Kyle Gaines join the podcast to discuss a successful MIH initiative getting patients to treatment counselors
Spoiler alert, we are terrible at giving epinephrine to anaphylaxis patients. But we’re going to fix this right now!
Learn how the Philadelphia Fire Department redefined service delivery, funding and success
Portland’s Crisis & Sobering Center falls victim to city, county conflicts, funding competition and debate on behavioral health priorities
Gov. Inslee’s administration is also looking at state regulations to allow paramedics to administer initial opioid disorder treatment doses to overdose victims
Eight patients were treated with naloxone after fire and EMS personnel were called to the North Park Blocks in Portland
Five Portland children have died due to suspected fentanyl exposure since June
The Justice Department is sending out over $3M to support mentoring for at-risk young people and increase access to naloxone.
The pilot program that launched Health 99 has seen patients overdosing multiple times due to a lack of treatment options
The number of people who died of overdoses in Denver public spaces more than tripled between 2018 and 2022, data shows
Is your agency in compliance with requirements? How can you protect yourself and your staff from the fallout of drug diversion?
The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health
Ensuring equitable treatment for all communities begins with understanding how unintentional racism can produce racist outcomes in EMS
Medical experts say misinformation around fentanyl and what happened to Syracuse first responders created a “nocebo effect”
How well do you know your prehospital medications?