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…..administered via the nose. It has developed into the preferred method of administration due to its ease of use and reported safety. As a result, the distribution of Naloxone is being distributed under government programs in Australia to people likely to witness opioid overdoses. The guideline is a joint Australia New Zealand publication. It supports the practice where a person is trained to provide the treatment when there is a high suspicion of opioid overdose, and it does not delay calling for an ambulance or the commencement of CPR. Watch this space for any possible changes in New Zealand.
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Tomorrow we discuss the general treatment of a person who is experiencing the effects of opioids.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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