FULL LIST OF Narcotics RESULTS
Test your hydrocodone knowledge–
How well do you know hydrocodone? This quiz covers proper dosing, potential side effects, and patient reactions. Take this quiz to find out.
Innovation Zone - MedixSafe–
MedixSafe safes offer multiple layers of authentication for positive control over your narcotics and other vital equipment. Contact MedixSafe for more information.
Kan. preparing for increase in opioid addiction–
Kansas is one of only three states that don't allow first responders to carry and administer emergency treatments such as naloxone
Conn. Gov. unveils latest opioid abuse legislation–
The legislation includes a proposal that would allow patients to refuse opioids through a directive that's included in their medical files
Why drug addiction is a brain disease–
A flight physician and former EMT share their personal stories of addiction, treatment and recovery at Wisconsin EMS conference
Forensic chemist discusses current trends in opioid abuse–
Opioid administration routes, production methods and commonly used opioids were described to professionals at Wisconsin EMS conference
Report: Opioid overdose deaths jump in past 5 years–
Last year, more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses, with almost two-thirds involving prescription or illegal opioids
5 things to know about fentanyl–
The rise of the extremely potent drug is a troubling new reality for a country already reeling from an opioid epidemic
5 things to know about naloxone–
Here's an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
Inside EMS Podcast: Why EMS should treat opioid exposure as a hazmat scene–
Our co-hosts are joined by Art Hsieh to discuss an article on carfentanil exposure
5 EMS safety tips to prevent carfentanil exposure–
Unintended or casual exposure to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine, can be life-threatening
Chicago nursing home fined after residents overdose on heroin–
Five residents were hospitalized and recovered, but at least two used heroin again hours after they were returned to the facility
Dozens treated for overdosing on synthetic drug in St. Louis–
Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said some people were walking around like zombies and others were found lying in the streets
Drug diversion legal brief for EMS leaders–
Here are six strategies to prevent drug diversion, part of the EMS profession's important role in the fight against the opioid overdose epidemic
How to effectively use naloxone in an EMS system–
Dr. Jeffrey Goodlowe discusses how EMS systems can effectively use naloxone to combat the serious opioid overdose epidemic. Goodlowe emphasizes the importance of knowing when to give naloxone for an opioid overdose based on caller information, dispatch details and deliberate patient assessment. Give naloxoneto the right patient, at the right time and for the right reason.
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EMS1 Top 5
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- Quiz: How accurately can you triage 10 MCI patients?
- Suit: Ambulance company denied rest breaks to paramedics, EMTs
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