Chief David Lewis and Kyle Gaines join the podcast to discuss a successful MIH initiative getting patients to treatment counselors
Portland’s Crisis & Sobering Center falls victim to city, county conflicts, funding competition and debate on behavioral health priorities
Wash. governor seeks $50M boost for opioid crisis, including EMS role expansion in treatment interventions
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
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
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?