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:

  1. Call For Help (Dial 911)

  2. Check for signs of opioid overdose

  3. Support the person’s breathing by activating the R15 Emergency Oxygen

  4. Administer Naloxone

  5. Monitor the person’s response

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The ability to rapidly administer oxygen prior to the arrival of the ambulance for the critical minutes prior to their arrival will be a great benefit to our patients, especially those in cardiac arrest and/or those in respiratory arrest due to Opioid Drug overdoses.

Adam Feck, Fire Officer/EMT/Director, IAmResponding.com

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.org