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Naloxone is saving lives

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Over the past year, Island Health has trained more than 600 staff members at nearly 60 sites how to administer naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose anti-dote.

 

Tamara Barnett, a street outreach nurse, says she’s used the kit plenty of times, it’s easy to use, and effective….

 

 

 

 

Barnett says It is critical to have naloxone available to the front-line staff, but also to people who use drugs, and their friends and family members who are worried about them

 

In the past 12 months, Island Health and its partners have distributed 2,350 Take Home Naloxone kits across the island.

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