Additional Information Leaflet With Naloxone Kit

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Additional Information Leaflet With Naloxone Kit

  1. 1. NATIONAL NALOXONE PROGRAMME ALWAYS CALL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE Person unconscious and unresponsive? Shout for help and approach with care Signs of opiate overdose unrousable pale skin pinpoint pupils shallow/slow/rasping breathing blue lips or snoringLook for response by gently shaking shoulder and shouting “open your eyes!” Check breathing Listen for breath sounds Look for chest movement Feel for air on your cheek Check the airways are clear and not blocked
  2. 2. If NOT BREATHING call 999 and start BASIC LIFE SUPPORT One cycle of Basic Life Support (BLS) 30 chest compressions then 2 rescue breaths How to inject naloxone give after one cycle of basic life support, or if breathing but unconscious.1. Attach needle to syringe leaving other needle in box in case you need it.2. Inject into outer thigh muscle only.3. No need to remove clothing.4. Slowly and steadily push plunger for one dose of 0.4ml (to first black line).5. Replace syringe in box.6. Continue with 3 cycles (two minutes) of Basic Life Support.7. If no response, change needle and repeat injection with one dose (0.4ml) of naloxone (to next black line).8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until person is breathing or ambulance arrives.If BREATHING but unconscious place in RECOVERY POSITION• Inject with 0.4ml naloxone every two minutes until conscious.Devised January 2011 Review January 2012
  3. 3. DO NOT• Inflict pain • Use other drugs• Put in bath or shower e.g. stimulants• Walk them about • Leave them alone BEWARE• Naloxone wears off after approx 20 minutes.• It is important to call an ambulance as they could become unconscious again.• The person may be in withdrawal when they awake.• They MUST NOT use any drugs or alcohol again – the “high” will gradually return.• Advise the person not to walk away until they have been seen by the paramedics.• STAY with the person until the ambulance arrives. AFTER USING NALOXONE• Put the used syringe in the box and give to paramedics if possible.• Alternatively return to any needle exchange for safe disposal.• DO NOT USE THE SYRINGE ON ANYONE ELSE• Contact agency that trained you for replacement. With thanks to NHS Lothian & Glasgow, Raigmore Hospital and the Scottish Drugs Forum
  4. 4. APS Group Scotland DPPAS11546 (04/11)

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