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Opioid Epidemic: Be Prepared, Save a Life

April 01, 2019

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This episode will review the extent of the opioid crisis through current statistical and demographic information to reinforce the concept that this is a crisis that affects all of society. We will identify key signs that can help the general public assess the risk of opioid abuse in their local communities. The episode will close with discussion of preventative and harm-reduction measures the public can utilize.


Further Reading:
http://www.pdaps.org/datasets/laws-regulating-administration-of-naloxone-1501695139
https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/opioid-overdose-reversal-naloxone-narcan-evzio


Opioid Overdose First Aid Resources:
Washington DC CPR Training: https://fems.dc.gov/service/cpr-training-program
Hands-only CPR Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A0nAKWTewI
How to use Narcan: https://www.narcan.com/patients/how-to-use-narcan
How to use Evzio: https://www.evzio.com/patient/how-to-use-evzio/
Naloxone Training: https://www.getnaloxonenow.org/index.aspx
Rescue Breathing Training: https://nhcps.com/lesson/bls-rescue-breathing/
Map of Good Samaritan Law States: https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-statistics/state-map/issue/good-samaritan/


Drug Disposal Resources:
http://disposemymeds.org/
https://nabp.pharmacy/initiatives/awarxe/drug-disposal-locator/
http://www.medreturn.com/medreturn-units/medreturn-locations/
https://takebackday.dea.gov/
https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#how
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#Medicines_recommended
Risks associated with the environmental release of pharmaceuticals on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "flush list": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28787777
https://disposerx.com/


Music By:
Josh Woodward - Show Me Instrumental Version
Lee Rosevere - Curiosity
Scott Holmes - Driven To Success
Scott Holmes - Awake
Scott Holmes - So Happy
Scott Holmes - Corporate Innovative
Blue Dot Sessions - One Little Triumph
Josh Woodward - Morning Blue Instrumental


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