How to Reverse an Opioid Overdose Using Narcan (Video)
- Duration: 2:24
- Synopsis: The video details the steps to take to determine if a person has overdosed on opioids and the steps to administer Narcan to reverse the overdose.
- The Steps:
- Survey the scene and try waking the individual.
- If no response, try rubbing your knuckles on the sternum to attempt to wake them up.
- Check to see if the individual is breathing.
- Check for a pulse.
- Check for “pinpoint” pupils.
- Get the person on their back.
- As with any nasal spray, grip the Narcan with your index and middle finger and use your thumb to dispense.
- Insert into either nostril and administer with your thumb.
- Move the person to their side to a “recovery position” to prevent aspiration of vomit if it occurs.
- Continue monitoring.
- If they are still unresponsive or they wake and then become unconscious again, you may administer more doses of Narcan every 2 or 3 minutes until help arrives.
- The Steps:
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