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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />NALOXONE (NARCAN) ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPS-56 <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 9 <br />New 10-05-17 N/A N/A YES <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and regulations governing <br />the utilization of Naloxone (Narcan) by trained personnel within the Surprise <br />Police Department, in order to reduce fatal opiate/opioid overdose. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />This policy of the Surprise Police Department is that employees may possess <br />and administer Naloxone in an emergency situation, in accordance with State <br />they have completed approved training to administer Naloxone to individuals <br />suffering from an apparent opiate/opioid overdose, at the earliest possible time <br />to minimize chances of death. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Term Definition <br />Emergency Emergency Medical Services that provide pre-hospital <br />emergency medical care; such practitioners provide out <br />Medical Services <br />of hospital care for those with an illness or injury. <br />(EMS) <br />Intramuscular Refers to the intramuscular (IM) administration of <br />Naloxone. <br />(IM) <br />Intranasal Refers to the intranasal (IN) administration of Naloxone. <br />(IN) <br />Naloxone Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that can be used to <br />counter the effects of opiate overdose. Specifically, it <br />(Narcan) <br />can displace opioids from the receptors in the brain that <br />control the central nervous system and respiratory <br />system. Narcan is the brand name for Naloxone. <br />Opiates Naturally derived from the opium poppy plant, such as <br />heroin, opium, codeine, and morphine. Opiate drugs <br />are narcotic sedatives that depress activity of the central <br />nervous system, reduce pain, and induce sleep. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />