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EMS has been battling the opioid epidemic for years, with already stressed systems and providers.

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:

The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health
Working with law enforcement to identify protocols and preferences can help them help you
How well do you know your prehospital medications?
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.
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
The opioid overdose-reversing drug is expected to be available at pharmacies nationally and online
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles teams carry oxygen, along with naloxone, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose
Albuterol, fentanyl and naloxone injectable are among the drugs being recalled – many of which are in very short supply, with no alternate source available
Studies, funded by the federal government, found Opvee achieved similar recovery results to Narcan
Equipping citizens to put down the cell phone and save lives in an emergency
Over 2,200 unhoused people died in 2021, a sharper increase than in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic
By the end of May, every firefighter in Chattanooga will have completed online training about xylazine, a sedative veterinary drug, based on information from the DEA
FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf cited “the dire public health need” for the opioid antagonist