As more and more schools start carrying and learning how to administer life-saving opioid reversal medicine on campus, advocates say students themselves should be able to carry it, too.
I’ve used the narcan in my FAK three times over the past 7 years I’ve been carrying it. Grateful for SPW for giving me those supplies. Never going anywhere without it again.
File this under "no-brainer". Make it available to anyone and everyone.
Very informative article
Thank you for this fact based column on the safety and life saving benefits of having naloxone (narcan) widely available. One small but important revision. While the agent can be administered intravenously, that method requires applying a tourniquet and bit of skill. Nasal administration is slso possible if one has that product. Alternatives that are more commonly available and easier are using the subcutaneous (under the skin usually in the abomen) or intermuscluar (into a larger muscle like the upper arm or buttocks) routes.
Love that you are covering things like this. Would love more coverage of what's happening in our schools.