Isabel talks with Dr. Mike McEvoy, EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County. They discuss common myths about bystander and responder potential for opioid exposure, the symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to keep callers safe.

 

For Your Information:

The article in the Journal that Mike responded to: https://iaedjournal.org/when-you-need-it-most/

Mike’s response article: https://iaedjournal.org/scene-safety-in-an-opioid-epidemic/

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) position statement: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2017.1373782

Prehospital Emergency Care article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10903127.2017.1367446?journalCode=ipec20

NIOSH recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/opioids/fieldinvestigations.html

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