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The EMS1 naloxone topic includes a variety of news, information, videos and analysis about the growing opioid addiction epidemic and EMS response challenges and strategies, including overdose assessment, treatment strategies and trends, drug delivery models and more.

Here’s an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
Cover how to identify drug abuse vs. an opioid overdose, as well as drug administration routes and potential complications
Real-world data of high-dose naloxone administration by law enforcement officers found no added benefit to opioid overdose patients
Fentanyl accounted for 79% of overdose deaths in 2023
Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown’s move will add patrols to an area where drug users openly smoke fentanyl
Delco Revive provides free training and materials to respond to an overdose
Austin-Travis County EMS personnel responded to at least 65 overdose calls over three days in May
Austin-Travis County EMS Assistant Chief Steve White said at least 65 people were treated between Monday and Wednesday
CalRx’s Naloxone Access Initiative will purchase 3.2M twin packs of the drug at half the market price
Overdose kits have been distributed to first responders in 11 communities in Hampden County
Grants distributed over the next two years will be used by first responders in communities with high overdose rates
Ocala Fire Captain Jesse Blaire was skeptical about the benefits of buprenorphine
Two Springfield Township medics have been fired; the fire chief and assistant chief remain on leave
Ohio plans to use the data to strategize allocations of resources, including treatment referrals and the distribution of fentanyl test strips and free naloxone
Once a patient is given the drug, the Seattle Fire Department’s Health 99 team — firefighters and case workers dedicated to overdose calls — steps in to connect patients with services such as treatment centers
Madison Fire Department paramedics will now be able to administer buprenorphine
Study found the 8-milligram naloxone spray did not provide added benefit but did cause vomiting, more side effects
Dr. Jerry Snow shares xylazine pharmacology, treatment tips and high-dose naloxone implications
Coroner’s staff arrived after the Springfield Township paramedics left the scene and found the woman trying to breathe
MATTERS has installed 13 machines so far an plans to install 15 more
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
A surge in fentanyl deaths has become a top legislative issue in both states to
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 number of people who died of overdoses in Denver public spaces more than tripled between 2018 and 2022, data shows
Three other children exhibited symptoms of opioid intoxication and were treated with Narcan by first responders on scene
First responders were called to the daycare on reports of three unconscious children
Increase in public deaths leaves individuals to consider carrying naloxone and businesses training employees on how to respond to overdoses