Take-Home Naloxone pilot to be launched in Saskatoon
Take-Home Naloxone (THN) kits will soon be available in Saskatoon for people at-risk of an opioid overdose.
People at-risk and those who may be in situations where they witness an overdose will be trained on how to use the kits, according to a news release issued by the Ministry of Health on Nov. 4, 2015. They will also be provided education on how to prevent such overdoses.
“Saskatoon was chosen as the pilot site due to the number of opioid abusers and incidents involving opioid overdose,” says the release.
Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab points out that the take-home kits do not replace the need for immediate treatment by trained medical professions. He urges people to call 9-1-1 if they suspect they are witnessing a drug overdose.
More details will be announced prior to the launch of the pilot.
Read the government news release here.
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