Individuals who are experiencing opioid overdose should be ventilated with 100% oxygen before naloxone is administered so as to reduce the risk of acute lung injury.
SAMSHA, Dept. of Health and Human Services, USA
Five Essential Steps To Take When A Person Overdoses On Opioid Drugs:
Call For Help (Dial 911)
Check for signs of opioid overdose
Support the person’s breathing by activating the R15 Emergency Oxygen
Monitor the person’s response