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Bell County Deputies save man's life after administering Narcan during overdose

Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:43:34-04

BELL COUNTY, TX — Bell County Deputies said they were able to save a man's life after administering Narcan during an overdose.

Bell County Deputies responded to a cardiac call in rural Bell County on April 5 where they located an adult male, unresponsive and laying on the floor.

CPR was in progress by family members and the deputies were able to locate a pulse after observing agonal breathing by the patient.

At the same time, deputies obtained information from the family that this was caused by an opioid overdose.

After administering a 4mg dose of Narcan to the patient, he subsequently woke up and became responsive to answers asked of him.

The man was later transported by EMS to Baylor Scott and White Temple for treatment.

Deputies said that the patient was able to walk to the ambulance under his own power.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies are trained in administering Narcan to patients in the field since joining with Baylor Scott and White Temple in late 2018.

All Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies carry Narcan with them and this has become a part of their skillset that allows them the opportunity to save lives in Bell County, according to Lieutenant Bob Reinhard.

"We would also like to thank Dr. Taylor Ratcliff, Medical Director, Baylor Scott and White Temple, for his leadership and efforts he’s made to bring this program to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. Working in partnership with Dr. Ratcliff, and Baylor Scott and White, we are able to provide the highest level of care and service to our communities within Bell County," said Reinhard.