Opioids - Naloxone

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Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:10 pm

What do you carry?, spray on needle?

Nasal spray here.
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:43 pm

I am only asking as I can see that people might not want to have anything to do with needles and there is probably different cost involved too. Plus training etc.

Stupid but I don't like needles and I wouldn't wanna poke one in you (unless had to). Lol
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby cityblue » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:59 pm

Neither, at the moment. We will be getting nasal "soon" (http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/02/08/ca ... nyl-crisis)

A number of our guys have gone to the pharmacy closest to them to pick up a kit, so I assume they have the injection ones.

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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:16 pm

Thank you for sharing..

I have noticed that quite a few Services don't carry yet and I have also learnt that a lot are looking into it. It's a good thing.

The nasal spray is more expensive but for sure more comfortable to use.
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Postby IndictableChaser » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Nasal.
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby CBK » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:44 am

I know I can get the injection type here for free at the pharmacy but in the event I come in contact with anything I'm not sure I wanna be messing around trying to measure out a dose then poking myself with a needle. I have found the nasal spray for personal use for about $125 (2 pack) expires in 2 years..... $125 is worth it to me but if they can hand out the injection type for free it'd be nice to see the nasal come down in price. I also heard tho that the nasal has not been approved yet (by who I have no idea, health Canada?) where as the injection type is approved.

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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:16 pm

I am not sure about the "not" approved. Agencies wouldn't get those to carry if it was as such.

And then... none of that is "meant" for self administration. The person doing it would be your partner or whoever is certified to use it (at least that's what my training material told me)... But then.. what if you are totally alone..
I see your point. ;)
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby IndictableChaser » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:11 pm

Tango5 wrote:I am not sure about the "not" approved. Agencies wouldn't get those to carry if it was as such.

And then... none of that is "meant" for self administration. The person doing it would be your partner or whoever is certified to use it (at least that's what my training material told me)... But then.. what if you are totally alone..
I see your point. ;)

Na, there's been member who got in contact with some nasty shit and started feeling like they were gonna pass out and used the naxalone (sp?) spray on themselves (and it worked). So there's that
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Not saying you can't.. ;)

It makes sense, if you need to, sure..
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby ShadowBrooks » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:38 pm

Surprised its not available like an epi-pen..
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Postby Bairdo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:35 am

ShadowBrooks wrote:Surprised its not available like an epi-pen..

The spray version is just as effective as the IM version, it's just significantly more expensive.

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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Punisher-One » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Issued nasal spray × 2.

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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby th » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:34 pm

I'm curious--just as an informal poll--for those of you who are carrying Narcan in whatever form, does your service have a policy on who it's for? Just for you/other members or are their guidelines for administering it to the public if you're there before the paramedics?
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Tango5 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm

th wrote:I'm curious--just as an informal poll--for those of you who are carrying Narcan in whatever form, does your service have a policy on who it's for? Just for you/other members or are their guidelines for administering it to the public if you're there before the paramedics?



An internal policy on who to use the Narcan on?
Whether self, fellow members or public? > don't think so.

It is meant to be used on anyone that needs it.

Saying that, the kit is issued foremost to counter an accidental exposure while on duty.
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Re: Opioids - Naloxone

Postby Madeline236 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:11 pm

Spray. Prefer it over a needle. Worked for us two weeks ago and is pretty dummy proof since if its used on someone not on opioids it won't hurt them so less worry about making a bad call.

As for who to use it on, anyone who needs it.

They are handing these things out to volunteer civilian street patrols in Winnipeg, many who don't even have first aid training. Don't see why any LEO shouldn't be getting them.


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