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Naloxone Project Dawn Training Video

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I was downstairs and heard a thump on the phone are on the floor and came upstairs and found my daughter shallow breathing non-responsive even though i tried to wake her she was not budging at all and i realized at that point that i had an overdose that i needed help immediately and so i went and retrieved my narcan kit within probably two to three minutes she was

Responsive and within probably four minutes she was able to sit up i was able to call 911 and then arrived naloxone is also known as narcan it is a medication which is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioids in the body when individuals experience in opioid overdose time is of the essence we’re going to show you how to recognize the signs of an overdose

And how to administer naloxone this medication can save a life opioids include both heroin and prescription pain medications such as vicodin oxycodone methadone oxycontin morphine fentanyl and percocet opioid overdoses occur when there is an overwhelming amount of opioids or a combination of opioids and other drugs in the body an overdose may occur minutes to hours

After a drug is used this can happen no matter how the drug is used whether injected snorted smoked or swallowed because opioids fit into specific parts of the brain that affect a person’s ability to breathe opioid overdose causes a person to stop breathing which can lead to death there’s really no mistaking somebody being like really high or somebody od’ing usually

Their lips start turning blue that’s like the first thing you usually notice their breathing can become really labored or like no breathing at all it’s just like almost like a death rattle like when they’re trying to grasp air their skin gets very very pale or you just notice bizu sweat symptoms of an opioid overdose can include breathing is very slow and shallow

Erratic or has stopped face is pale or clammy fingernails and lips turned blue or purplish black skin tone turns blue purple or gray or ashen pulse is slow erratic or has stopped choking sounds or a snore like gurgling noise vomiting loss of consciousness unresponsiveness to outside stimulus such as loud noise or stimulation if you notice somebody and you think

They’re sleeping if you’re confused simply just try to wake them but if i try flight 30 seconds and they’re not they’re not coming to just going to the kit and go for it it’s like they’re not waking up if a person is exhibiting signs of an opioid overdose the following life-saving steps should be taken immediately stimulate the person applying gentle pressure to

The sternum the sternum is the place in the center of the chest where the ribs come together if the person doesn’t wake up when you stimulate them treat this as an emergency and call 9-1-1 right away some people are afraid to call 9-1-1 out of fear that they may be arrested however if you fail to call 9-1-1 you may be putting the person at risk for loss of life

On september 13 2016 oh hi o’s 9-1-1 good samaritan law became effective this law provides limited immunity for prosecution or arrest for a minor drug possession if 9-1-1 is called for help in the event of an overdose lawmakers hope that with this law people will be more willing to call 9-1-1 for help in the event of an overdose for a person who’s breathing is

Impaired rescue breathing is one of the most important steps in preventing an overdose death the difference between survival and death and an opioid overdose depends on how quickly a person gets enough oxygen into their body these are the steps for rescue breathing place the person on his or her back check to see if there’s anything in his or her mouth that is

Blocking their airway such as food vomit gum or a syringe cap tilt the chin up to open the airway if your kit contains a face shield it can be used as a protective barrier plug their nose with one hand and give to even regular-sized breaths blow enough air into the lungs to make their chest rise if you do not see the chest rise try again by making sure to pinch the

Nose tilt the head back lift the chin making a good seal with your mouth and their mouth there are various ways to administer naloxone including intramuscular naloxone that is given by injection into the muscle or intranasal naloxone which is given by spraying the naloxone into the nostril in order to administer detachable intranasal naloxone pull or pry off the

Yellow caps on the adaptor pry off the purple cap on the naloxone grip the clear plastic wings on the nasal atomizer screwing it into the adapter then screw the capsule of naloxone into the barrel of the adapter tilt the head back and insert the white cone into one nostril spray half of the dose of naloxone into one nostril one cc and the remaining half of the

Dose into the other nostril in order to administer the narcan brand nasal spray hold the narcan nasal spray with your thumb on the bottom of the plunger and your first and middle fingers on either side of the nozzle tilt the head back and gently insert the tip of the nozzle into either nostril press the plunger firmly to give the entire dose of the narcan nasal

Spray in order to administer the fzo auto injector remove the outer case pull off the red safety guard place the black end on the victims outer thigh then press down firmly for five seconds the best thing that you can do for the person after administering the first dose of naloxone is continue to provide rescue breaths at a rate of one breath every five to six

Seconds if the person does not wake up within two to five minutes administer another dose of naloxone if available and continue with rescue breaths if the overdose victim is still unresponsive and must be left alone if even for a moment the individual must be placed in the recovery position this position helps to protect the individuals airway by keeping it clear

And open while also ensuring that any vomit or fluid will not cause the person to choke in order to put someone in the recovery position with the person lying on his or her back kneel on the floor at his or her side place his or her arm nearest you above their head bend the knee farthest from you at a right angle carefully roll the person onto their side by pulling

On the bent knee next tuck the top arm under their chin in this position the top arm should be supporting the head and the bottom arm will stop you from rolling them too far finally open their airway by gently tilting their head back and lifting their chin and check that nothing is blocking their airway stay with the person until the ambulance arrives remember

Naloxone only lasts between 30 and 90 minutes but opioids last much longer it is important for an overdose victim to continue on to the hospital to receive necessary medical care as he or she may fall back into an overdose once the naloxone wears off and when she came to she like instantly threw up and then she was really angry shouldn’t know like after she threw

Up she was swinging because she didn’t know what was going on you know you’re just coming to from a complete blackout you have no idea where you’re at or what you’re doing the other reason you kind of want to stick around is sometimes especially people that are really an active addiction when they get sick like that they’re gonna immediately want to use again

That no awesome can just wear right off and you go right back into an overdose again and some people they will continue to use after they do the naloxone because they think that it’s already out their system so they’ll continue to try to get high again naloxone also known as narcan is a medication which reverses the effects of opioids when naloxone is given to a

Person experiencing an opioid overdose naloxone restores breathing function to the opioid overdose victim naloxone is a very safe medication if it is given to someone not experiencing an opioid overdose no harmful effects will be experienced naloxone however has no effect on other drugs such as cocaine methamphetamines alcohol or benzodiazepines individuals that are

Currently dependent on opioids can feel what draw symptoms when given naloxone however withdrawal due to opioids is not life-threatening but is instead uncomfortable naloxone is only effective for thirty to ninety minutes this is very important to remember because once naloxone wears off the overdose may return as a result overdose victims need to receive continued

Medical care at the hospital after being rescued with naloxone if an individual were to fall back into an overdose after the naloxone wears off he or she would need additional doses of naloxone in order to be rescued many overdoses occur when people mix heroin or other opioids with other drugs such as alcohol crack or cocaine methamphetamines benzodiazepines or

Other drugs alcohol and benzodiazepines such as ativan valium xanax and klonopin are particularly dangerous because like opioids these drugs also impact an individual’s ability to breathe any drug mixture however can be dangerous remember naloxone only reverses the effects of opioids but has no effect on non opioid drugs tolerance is your body’s ability to process

The drug tolerance changes over time so that you need more of a drug to feel its effects however tolerance also lowers quickly people’s tolerance goes down after stopping or slowing drug use this means that relapse after getting out of jail detox or treatment can result in an overdose your physical health impacts your body’s ability to manage opioids anyone who

Uses opioids including those who take opioids prescribed by their doctor should be aware of increased overdose risk if they have any of the following health issues if an individual smokes or has lpd emphysema asthma sleep apnea respiratory infection or other respiratory illness if an individual has kidney or liver disease or dysfunction hepatitis heart disease or

Hiv/aids today in ohio heroin may be mixed with an opioid called fentanyl fentanyl is a type of opioid that can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin many people that use heroin are unaware that the drug they are about to use may not be heroin but is in fact fentanyl or a combination of heroin and fentanyl fentanyl can be sold in pill form disguised as other

Drugs when people consume drugs bought on the street there is no way to be sure of what they are about to consume or how strong the drug may be most overdoses are unintentional and can occur without warning if a person is alone and has an overdose that person cannot call for help or give him or herself naloxone project on which stands for deaths avoided with

Naloxone is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program initiated by the ohio department of health this project was created in order to help reduce opioid overdose deaths across ohio communities project on programs provide free naloxone kits and opioid overdose prevention and response education to community members these programs help to save

Lives in their communities by providing those most likely to experience or witness an opioid overdose with the life saving tool naloxone how can i get in locks own refills if you need a refill for your project on naloxone kit visit the nearest project on location and staff will assist you in obtaining a refill if your medication was used to save a life please let

The staff know about the rescue it is important for the staff to know that a life has been saved to find out where your nearest project on program is visit the ohio department of health’s project on website are there other places that people can get in locks own in ohio naloxone is available for free to community members at any project on location but may also be

Available in other settings there are many pharmacies across ohio that now provide naloxone to customers without needing a written prescription in the pharmacy naloxone will not be free but can be covered by medical insurance if a person does not have medical insurance the person will be required to pay the full cost of the medication in order to find out where

The nearest pharmacy providing naloxone is visit pharmacy ohio gov when you are responding to an overdose or administering naloxone stay calm and be aware of your surroundings assess any personal dangers that may be present and do not put your own health and safety at risk people who are revived after an overdose sometimes have symptoms of withdrawal which causes

Them to feel sick or act confused or angry after they wake up be prepared for this reaction and make sure you have a clear path to the exit do not handle suspected drugs or drug paraphernalia and wear gloves if they are available be careful to avoid touching bodily fluids or uncapped needles if you come across a scene that appears to be a production or processing

Location for drugs such as a room with large amounts of visible powder call 9-1-1 and stay away from the area though fentanyl and some other opioids can be very potent accidental skin contact with fentanyl is unlikely to cause harm if you get fentanyl powder on your skin avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth and wash it off with lots of cool water and soap do not

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers remember your safety comes first are there liability protections for people who prescribe naloxone or those who administer naloxone to someone experiencing an apparent opioid overdose in ohio limited immunity is granted to those who prescribe naloxone in good faith and to those who administer their prescription of naloxone to someone

Apparently experiencing an opioid overdose if 9-1-1 is called we need to take the the steps forward to prevent an overdose not wait until it happens and then be caught without what we need i wouldn’t be here without it and a lot of my friends wouldn’t be here without it it gave me the chance to be alive and be able to get to the point where i wanted help in order

To live a normal life remember if you think someone is having an opioid overdose follow these steps give a sternal rub call 9-1-1 provide two rescue breaths administer naloxone repeat rescue breaths every five to six seconds and continue naloxone administration every two minutes until the victim is responsive or ems services have arrived place the person in the recovery position you

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Naloxone Project Dawn Training Video By Ohio Department of Health