Naloxone is an important drug for every dental practice or organization to have in their emergency medical kit, says HealthFirst Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Don Cohen.
With the dramatic increase in opioid overdoses nationwide, “you never know when you may come across an opioid overdose in or around your practice,” Cohen says. “At HealthFirst we believe being prepared means having NARCAN nasal spray on hand at all times.”
Cohen cites a recent news story about how a South Carolina dental practice responded to an overdose that occurred in the parking lot outside their doors. Read Dr. Stanley Malamed’s Lessons Learned case study on the incident.
Watch Dr. Cohen’s brief presentation to learn how to use NARCAN to respond to a possible opioid overdose.