“Emergency departments (ED) provide a promising venue to address opioid deaths with education on both overdose prevention and appropriate actions in a witnessed overdose. In addition, ED’s have the potential to equip patients with nasal naloxone rescue kits as part of this effort.
This finding are from a study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and is the first study to demonstrate the feasibility of ED-based opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution to trained laypersons, patients and their social network.
Read more at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/bumc-sfe041315.php
Source: Boston University Medical Center via Eurekalert.org – April 13, 2015