document Naloxone Usage

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Opioid overdoses have multiplied in number and frequency, and officers are increasingly serving as first responders in these situations. In addition, law enforcement officers’ risk self-exposure to opioids (e.g., fentanyl) in the performance of their day-to-day duties. The immediate availability and usage of this antidote has proven to save lives and should be included as a part of standard equipment for all officers and/or vehicles. It is recommended that your procedures manual include a written policy on the use of naloxone in response to an opioid overdose. This policy should provide for officers to be trained as required in the CODE of Alabama §20-2-282 and issued NARCAN Nasal Spray kits or similar opioid antagonist agents to carry on their person or in their assigned vehicle. Naloxone, Narcan, Opioid, PSOP-015