The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released Administrative Policy 4013 Leave Behind Narcan Authorization
When an ambulance or fire service responds to a 911 call for an overdose, First Responder Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMTs and Paramedics administer Naloxone to prevent a patient from dying, but do not provide any additional Naloxone to treat subsequent overdoses at the emergency scene.
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency is releasing policy #4013 Leave Behind Naloxone Authorization as a novel approach for EMS and Fire Department participation to help prevent death due to overdoses. The policy will allow EMS and Fire Department providers to implement an agency/department specific Leave Behind Naloxone (LBN) program and provides responders with medical control authorization to leave Naloxone at an emergency scene when the risk of subsequent overdose is suspected.
Link to Administrative Policy 4013 Leave Behind Narcan Authorization
Link to public comment/LEMSA response matrix
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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403