This series will be looking at how we respond to drug related medical emergencies (crisis situations). CW for discussions of overdose. Sometimes things go wrong when we take drugs. We don’t have full power over preventing anything going wrong, but we do have power over how we respond. In Aotearoa, and globally, opioids and alcoholContinue reading “Responding to crisis situations part one: respiratory depression and overdose.”
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Naloxone saves lives, so where is it?
June and July saw 13 people hospitalised from fentanyl overdoses. Those folk were sold what they were told was cocaine, and in at least one case, methamphetamine; but their substance turned out to be fentanyl bulked out with fillers. They were all given Naloxone on the way to hospital and were revived after falling unconsciousContinue reading “Naloxone saves lives, so where is it?”