Narcan: Paramedic Talks Hicksville Mom Through Assembling Kit; Administering Life Saving Dose of Naloxone
August 11, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Ambulance Bureau reports the details of life saving incident which occurred on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:36 A.M. in Hicksville.
According to detectives, a 911 call was received from a Michigan Drive home for a 19 year old male, not breathing due to an overdose. The mother of the aided had a Narcan Rescue kit at home but was unable to assemble it. The call was transferred to Nassau County Medical Control where a Paramedic was able to talk the mother through assembling the kit and administering a dose of Narcan to the aided.
Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a drug used to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses. Photo: Intropin (CC-BY)
A Nassau County ambulance arrived at 7:41 A.M. and, after administering an additional dose of Narcan to the aided, transported him, conscious and alert, to an area hospital for treatment.