Naloxone Used To Save Live In Perth South
Source: Area OPP
Date: Tue Aug 28 04:18:57 MST 2018
Officers arrived shortly after 7:30 p.m. on August 26, 2018. The male was located at the residence without vital signs and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed. The male remained unresponsive at which time an officer administered Naloxone.
Paramedics transported the male to hospital where he was stabilized and is recuperating.
Naloxone can 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 9-1-1 or need help during an overdose. For information, visit www.ontario.ca/overdose.