This is a (relatively) brief podcast regarding the use of naloxone (narcan) to treat heroin overdose. It is meant to give a background to how management of these patients differs in Australia from North America, and also to provide some insight into how to get the best results out of treating the patient with heroin overdose.
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Below are some publications that I refer to in the podcast that are quite interesting reading for anyone involved in the care of people affected by drugs and alcohol.
As always, feedback is greatly appreciated, so please feel free to drop me a line here, at angryambulancedriver(at)gmail.com, or on twitter (@AmboFOAM)