How To Use Naloxone Infographic – Vancouver Coastal Health
Posted on December 16, 2016
Rising opioid overdoses
In April 2016, B.C.’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency linked to the soaring number of drug overdoses and deaths.
The B.C. Coroners Service reported a 74 per cent increase in drug overdose deaths between January and July this year compared to the same time period in 2015.
Reverse an overdose
Steps are being taken to minimize the harm, such as opening up naloxone treatment to opioid emergencies outside of hospital settings and allowing firefighters to carry and administer naloxone, a life-saving drug to help reverse opioid overdoses.
Naloxone is now available for members of the public to pick up at many locations across B.C. so I created this graphic to bring awareness and remind people the steps in administering naloxone.