Ohio pizzeria stocks Narcan after overdose save

Employees saw two individuals passed out in their car at the pizzeria parking lot

By EMS1 Staff

CINCINNATI — An Ohio pizzeria has begun stocking Narcan after saving two people who overdosed Monday.

Isadore’s Pizzeria employees told WLWT they spotted two individuals passed out in the parking lot before opening the store. 

“Her lips are purple, there ain’t no telling how long they’ve been sitting here. Their hands, their fingernails are purple,” one worker said. 

Employees used Narcan provided by a nurse who happened to stop by the restaurant. 

“I could hear the guy breathing a little bit by that lady, I thought she was gone,” employee Stacy Patterson said. 

Following the incident, the pizzeria has a Narcan kit under the counter as a precautionary measure. Opiate overdoses in the state have skyrocketed, leaving first responders and members of the community to depend on naloxone.  

“It really is a lot on your shoulders thinking we saved somebody yesterday, and they might not have been here today if we didn’t have that Narcan,” Patterson said. 

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

The EMS news & trends you need, delivered right to your inbox.

Thanks! You've been successfully signed up for the EMS1 Daily

Copyright © 2021 EMS1. All rights reserved.