Panhandle Public Health District is partnering with Law Enforcement and Fire Departments to increase the availability of naloxone across the Panhandle. We know this is a strategy that saves lives.
Panhandle Narcan Training Video for First Responders October 10, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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