The opioids topic includes a variety of news, information, videos and feature articles about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and how it's impacting EMS agencies, personnel and leaders around the world.
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How to Administer Narcan for Opioid Overdose–
Opiates and opioids are central nervous system depressants and their use can lead to overdose. Overdose commonly occurs when the patient takes more than prescribed, when the opioids are combined with other drugs, or when the person has a condition that makes them more sensitive to overdose.
There are several kinds of opiates and opioids whose effects can be reversed with proper administration of Naloxone Intramuscular or Intranasal, also known as Narcan.
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How medication-assisted treatment is used to treat opioid addiction–
This video discusses how medication-assisted treatment can help battle opioid addiction.
Remember 2 Things: Opioids for pain control–
Opioids for pain control are beneficial in the prehospital setting -- as long as you do it safely. Steve Whitehead breaks down two quick tips on this episode of Remember 2 Things.
CNN rides with Louisville EMS on heroin overdoses–
The news outline rode along with an EMS provider to get a first-hand account of how many overdoses responders handle during a given shift.
Safe: 2017 NCADA Super Bowl Ad–
This ad dramatizes the importance of securing dangerous items to minimize their risks, and how this behavior must extend to the way we store our prescription medication.
Prescription opioid facts–
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discuss prescription opioids and the serious risks and side effects they carry.
Prescription opioid facts–
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discuss prescription opioids and the serious risks and side effects they have.
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 naloxone to the right patient, at the right time and for the right reason.
How to administer Narcan–
Learn how to use Narcan to revive an overdose patient who is not breathing.
Medic describe saving lives with Narcan–
Brad Flannery, a firefighter and paramedic at Weymouth Fire Department in Mass., discusses the experience of using the drug to revive heroine overdose victims.
Wis. EMS to administer Naloxone under pilot program–
The drug, largely used to save heroine overdose victims, will be distributed to EMTs at 47 statewide agencies as part of a one-year trial