How to buy fentanyl protection products (eBook)
Download this EMS1 fentanyl protection products buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
The opioid crisis is better understood as a fentanyl crisis with real dangers to emergency responders. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid present in a number of physical or manufactured forms (e.g., powder, pill/tablet, liquid), which presents different on-scene challenges for emergency responders. According to the DEA, "fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine."
Given the heightened awareness of fentanyl and the possibility of transdermal or respiratory exposure, many agencies are looking at how to protect their responders. Agencies need to know basic information about fentanyl, PPE and decontamination processes so they can prepare their providers and keep them safe.
This EMS1 guide provides information on how agencies can assess the fentanyl exposure risks faced by their personnel and procure the appropriate protective equipment. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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