How to Administer Narcan/Naloxone

Knowing how to administer Narcan/Naloxone and keeping it on you can save lives.


WHAT IS NARCAN/NALOXONE


Naloxone (name brand NARCAN) is an opioid blocker that can reverse opioid overdose. It works quickly, only taking minutes. It comes in two formats, nasal spray and an injectible, and can be administered by anyone. It's completely harmless and has no effects on a person if they have not taken opioids; it is even safe for children and pets.


FACTS ABOUT NARCAN/NALOXONE

  • If it’s given in time, naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose.

  • Naloxone is a very safe medication, so don’t hesitate to give it if you think it might be an overdose.

  • The Good Samaritan Law protects everyone at the scene from drug possession charges.

HOW TO ADMINISTER NARCAN/NALOXONE


Remove from package.

  • Hold between thumb and fingers.

  • Insert nozzle fully into one nostril.

  • Push the plunger firmly to spray.

  • Do not test the device beforehand, this will only waste the medicine.

  • The person will begin breathing normally when it's working.

  • The goal is to get them breathing and responding, not necessarily fully alert.


In some cases, you may need more than one dose. Wait 3 minutes between doses.





WHAT IS THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAW?

The Good Samaritan Law (RCW 4.24.300 - 1985) protects everyone at the scene from drug possession charges.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Offers no protection for felonies, warrants, or parole violations.


 

FREE OVERDOSE RAPID RESPONSE WORKSHOP

Wed, August 31, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM AT SOUTH PARK HALL

The Anti 27 Club Overdose Rapid Response workshop is a free 3-hour workshop for venue owners, staff, show promoters, and other music industry professionals to learn how to spot and respond to an overdose. Every attendee will receive a free overdose response kit that includes Narcan and a Fentanyl test strip dispenser for your venue or event space.



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