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Increase Access to Naloxone

At risk?  Opioid overdoses can happen to anyone.  Get naloxone to be prepared.
Stop by your local pharmacy to determine your naloxone eligibility.

Partnering with Pharmacies, Law Enforcement and Fire Departments to increase the availability of naloxone across the Panhandle. We know this is a strategy that saves lives.  

Pharmacies

Through this initiative, we are increasing access to naloxone for at-risk patients and provide Narcan at no cost to those underinsured and uninsured. 

Training Opportunities for Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS:

 

Resources:

Law Enforcement

You need a standing order for naloxone.  You can do this locally or Dr. Cornutt will provided a standing order for Panhandle law enforcement agencies. This will allow you to order and restock as needed. Steps to recieve standing order.

  • Administering naloxone is covered under the Nebraska Good Samaritan Law.
  • Sample policy and procedure available on the website based off of the NE State Patrol and another law enforcement agencies experience.

Fire and EMS

It is our recommendation that you connect with your medical director to get a standing order for Narcan.   This will allow you to order and restock as needed.

  • Nebraska EMS Model Protocols revised to to carry Narcan at 4mg.

Opioid overdoses and deaths are a growing concern in Nebraska. In 2016, 128 people died of a drug overdose and at least 38 of those deaths were opioid related. Nebraska drug overdose death rate has increased over the last decade to 6.9 overdose deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016 which is up from 3.6 on 2004.