Naloxone Used To Save Life In Chatsworth
Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed Jul 4 06:38:00 MST 2018
Upon arrival, the officer found the male without vital signs and began to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The male remained unresponsive at which time the officer administered Naloxone. The male began to breath but remained unconscious.
Grey County Paramedic Services (EMS) attended and transported the male to the hospital. While at the hospital the male regained consciousness. The 40-year old victim from the Township of Chatsworth is expected to make a full recovery.
Naloxone can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. OPP officers are equipped with a Naloxone kit and are trained to use it in an emergency.
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides legal protection for people who call 911 or need help during an overdose. For information on where to get a Naloxone kit visit, www.ontario.ca/Overdose.