More Schools Stock Overdose Reversal Meds, but Others Worry About Stigma
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Last year, a student fell unconscious after walking out of a bathroom at Central High School in Pueblo, Colorado. When Jessica Foster, the school district’s lead nurse, heard the girl’s distraught friends mention drugs, she knew she had to act fast.
Emergency responders were just four minutes away. “But still four minutes—if they are completely not breathing, it’s four minutes too long,” Foster said.
Foster said she got a dose of naloxone, a medication that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose, and gave it to the student. The girl revived.
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