How do I get certified to administer Narcan?
Those looking to carry Narcan rescue kits can obtain them in the following three ways:
- Access through the Pharmacy via Statewide Standing Order. Go to your local pharmacy and request a Narcan Rescue Kit.
- Obtain a prescription from your doctor.
- Attend and complete a BPHC Overdose Prevention training.
Do you need training to administer naloxone?
Persons providing naloxone should have the training necessary to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose, and understand what steps to take. It is recommended that these individuals have training in first aid, including cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
How do I get naloxone in Maryland?
Anyone can get naloxone at a Maryland pharmacy without a prescription. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person experiencing an opioid overdose.
How do you titrate naloxone?
A practical regimen for titrating naloxone by infusion for opioid overdose has been calculated: (1) titrate the initial bolus of naloxone against clinical effect; (2) start an infusion of naloxone, giving two thirds of the initial bolus per hour; (3) consider a second bolus (at half of the initial dose) after 15 …
Can an EMT give Narcan?
In the United States, naloxone is currently classified as a prescription medication. Twenty-four states legally allow intermediate EMS (AEMT and EMT-I) and paramedics to carry and administer naloxone.
Where do you administer naloxone?
Injecting into the muscle of the upper thigh or upper arm (see below) with a syringe is also a very common way to administer naloxone. Many naloxone kits come with a syringe and a vial (seen in photo below) or a pre-filled cartridge of naloxone. The shot can be administered through clothes.
Is Narcan available over the counter?
GETTING NARCAN ® IS SIMPLE NARCAN ® Nasal Spray is available from your pharmacist without a prescription from your doctor. NARCAN ® is also covered by most major insurance plans. Anyone can purchase NARCAN ® Nasal Spray directly from a pharmacist without a doctor’s prescription.
How can I get free narcan in Maryland?
Maryland’s Crisis Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can utilize the helpline for information about naloxone access, drug treatment, suicide prevention, mental health resources, or just to talk. Call 2-1-1 and press 1, or text your ZIP code to 898-211.
What can I use if I don’t have naloxone?
If you don’t have a naloxone kit, continue rescue breathing until help (i.e. the ambulance) arrives. If there’s more than one person present, take turns rescue breathing – it can be exhausting….4. Perform Rescue Breathing or Chest Compressions
- Place the person on their back.
- Tilt their chin up to open the airway.
How much is 4 mg of Narcan?
NARCAN® Nasal Spray costs $37.50 per 4 mg dose ($75 per carton) for all qualified direct purchasers.