The Northwestern District Attorney's Office offers training by medical authorities to first responders on how to respond to opioids overdoses, evaluate the patient and administer Narcan to reverse overdoses when necessary. The 1-hour training below was offered in the spring and summer of 2014. Presenters include Dr. Ruth Potee, of Valley Medical Group; Dr. Ray Conway, Region 1 Medical Director and Matt Wolkenbreit, executive director at Community 911 Training Inc.
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has posted a new online Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit at www.bja.gov/naloxone with important information about naloxone, the potentially lifesaving drug, also known by the trade name Narcan, that effectively restores breathing to a victim in the midst of a heroin or other opioid overdose.
The Toolkit will give officers the support they need to prepare for these medical emergencies safely and effectively. Included in it is a variety of resources, including data collection forms, standard operating procedures, training guides, community outreach materials, and memoranda of agreement – all of which can be downloaded by agencies and customized for their own organization.