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Commonly referred to as Narcan, the brand name, naloxone is often used in an effort to save the life of a drug overdose victim, though it can be used during other instances as well.
Following the passage of “Steve’s Law” last May, law enforcement is now allowed to carry and administer an opioid overdose antidote. It can be used several different ways, such as nasally or through a patient’s veins.
The law, named after a person who died in a heroin overdose as police officers struggled to save him, also allows a physician to prescribe the product to a family member and promises some protection for people who call to report drug overdoses.
Due to the quick response time of Northfield EMS, the Northfield Police Department and Northfield Fire Department do not carry the antidote.
However, Northfield Chief of Police Monte Nelson said it’s important for the community to be reminded the immunity portion of the law.
“Sometimes if people are around, they panic,” he said, which often results in no call to 911. But the law now gives them a safe route. “Don’t run, call 911.”
“You’ve Gotta Have Heart” is the theme of the Books and Stars program coming to Northfield Hospital Wednesday, July 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Northfield Public Library and Northfield Hospital & Clinics are partnering to create an evening of fun and education related to healthy heart habits. The evening will feature family entertainer Rachael Kroog, who has delighted young audiences for more than 20 years with her KIDPOWER program. Prior to her performance, there will be heart healthy stations revolving around nutrition and bystander CPR. Families will be encouraged to build cardio points by biking out to the hospital. A “cardio crowd ride” led by Bike Northfield will depart from Bridge Square at 5:45 p.m. And, of course, Booker, the bookmobile, will be on site and open for business.
For more information, contact Sue Pokorney, Community Wellness Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.