The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency is preparing to release Administrative Policy 4013, Leave Behind Naloxone Authorization.
When an ambulance or fire service responds to a 911 call for an overdose, First Responder firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMT’s and Paramedics administer Naloxone to prevent a patient from dying but do not provide any additional Naloxone to treat subsequent overdoses at the emergency scene. Coastal Valleys EMS Agency is releasing this policy as a novel approach for EMS and Fire Department participation to help prevent death due to overdoses.
This policy will allow EMS and Fire Department providers to implement an agency/department specific Leave Behind Narcan program and provides Medical Control authorization to Leave Naloxone at an emergency scene when subsequent overdose is suspected.
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency values stakeholder feedback and encourages comments.