January 25, 2020

** Firefighters in Waterloo, Ontario can now administer Narcan, epinephrine

CANADA NEWS

** Ontario firefighters in Waterloo can now both carry and administer Narcan to drug overdose patients. The Record (Waterloo Chronicle/December 12) said the administration of naloxone will be done under a doctor’s licence. According to the newspaper, the move expands the medical scope of firefighters who already can give epinephrine for severe allergic reactions. City Mayor Dave Jaworsky said patients can now get potentially life saving treatment faster while waiting for paramedics to arrive on-scene.

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