Police to train for opioid overdose encounters

Posted: 12:23 PM, Jun 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-07 18:32:16Z
Police to train for opioid overdose encounters

The division of pre-hospital medicine at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple are conducting special first of its kind training for police to decrease opioid-related overdose deaths.

In 2015, the Texas Senate passed a bill that allows law enforcement to carry and administer lifesaving medication to give to individuals suspected of an opioid overdose with an increased chance of survival.

Baylor Scott & White Health doctors and nurses will educate Bell County Sheriff’s deputies on what to do in these situations. The medication will be provided by the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative.

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