NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION IN MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP
Team Effort Helps Critical Patient
Carlisle, PA- 11/10/15 – Friday marked one of the first times that Cumberland Goodwill EMS responded to a critical patient who received Naloxone from the police. On 11/6/2015 at approximately 10:30pm, 911 was contacted for a patient at the Motel 6 in Middlesex Township, thought to be in cardiac arrest. Dispatchers with the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety recognized the immediacy of the emergency and gave lifesaving instructions to care for a patient who was not breathing. Police and the Fire Chief from Middlesex Township arrived on scene quickly and administered 2mg of the overdose-drug Naloxone intranasally to the patient. The North Middleton Township Fire Department responded and assisted the police with rescue breathing until Cumberland Goodwill EMS arrived and administered a second dose of 2mg Naloxone, after which the patient improved, regained consciousness, and was transported to the hospital. All actions by this entire team of public safety professionals were critical to a positive outcome for the patient.