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How to Use a Naloxone Nasal Atomizer

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Instructions on how to use a Naloxone Nasal Atomizer for education of patients, medical providers and the public.

When to use naloxone overdose is the number one cause of death and americans under the age of 50 if you struggle with opioid use are taking high doses of painkillers or are close to someone who takes opioids like oxycodone hydrocodone oxycotin methadone fentanyl or heroin you should know how to administer naloxone naloxone temporarily reverses the effects of an

Opioid overdose it is the antidote to an opioid overdose and can save a life recognizing an overdose anyone using opioids is at risk for overdose an overdose can occur anytime from minutes to hours after use of an opioid mixing opioids with alcohol or other sedating medications greatly increases the chance of overdose learn to recognize the signs and symptoms

Of an opioid overdose they include a person who is unresponsive or overly sleepy abnormal breathing including breathing that is slow erratic gurgling or no breathing at all a face that is clammy or colorless pinpoint pupils blue lips or fingertips or a pulse that is slow or has stopped first try to wake them up say their name loudly shake them if they’re still

Unresponsive you may be dealing with an opioid overdose if you’re with someone else tell them to call 911 prepare to administer naloxone naloxone is only effective for opioid overdoses but if you aren’t sure what substances are involved you will not do any harm by giving naloxone and you may save a life here’s how to assemble and use a naloxone nasal atomizer begin

By laying the person on their back tilting their chin up and making sure that their airway is clear next prepare to assemble the naloxone nasal atomizer this consists of three parts the naloxone capsule the syringe and the nasal atomizer remove the cap from the naloxone capsule remove the cap from the syringe screw the naloxone capsule into the back of the syringe

Screw the atomizer onto the front of the syringe place the nasal atomizer in the person’s nose group the plastic wings at the base of the syringe and with your thumb compress the naloxone capsule use half the naloxone and one nostril and half and the other to provide the most effective drug delivery if you’re receiving a naloxone atomizer in an er ask the staff

If they have a trainer kit you can use to practice after administering naloxone call 9-1-1 right away naloxone is not a replacement for medical care it just helps to keep someone alive while you wait for professional help naloxone works in seconds two minutes if the person does not respond in two to three minutes you should give them a second dose if you have one

Available once you’ve administered naloxone and called 911 consider providing cpr or rescue breathing if you are unfamiliar with these skills the 9-1-1 operator should be able to instruct you once an overdose victim is breathing roll them onto their side into the recovery position they may be confused or upset and giving the lock stone may cause opioid withdrawal

Stay with the person until emergency personnel arrive overdoses are scary to witness but with naloxone you can help stop them before it’s too late thank you for being willing to save a life for more information visit naloxone is covered by most private insurance as well as medicaid and medicare if you or someone you know is at risk for opioid

Overdose get naloxone today you

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How to Use a Naloxone Nasal Atomizer By Stader Opioid Consultants