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HomeMy WebLinkAbout0470 - Narcan Administration and UsageRed Wing Police Department Policy SUBJECT: POLICY NUMBER Naloxone (Narcan) Administration, Use 470 and Storage Policy EFFECTIVE DATE February 21, 2017 REFERENCE(S): APPROVED BY: ENACTED DATE: Steve Rummler and the February 21, 2017 HOPE Foundation CHIEF ROGER D. POHLMAN PURPOSE: The purpose of this order is to establish guidelines and regulations governing the nasal Naloxone (Narcan) Program, administered by the Red Wing Police Department. The objective is to treat and reduce fatalities due to opioid overdoses POLICY: It is the policy of the Red Wing Police Department that officers may administer Naloxone (Narcan) in accordance with the mandated training guidelines. This standing order authorizes law enforcement officers, trained by designated Steve Rummler Hope Foundation (SRHF) Overdose Treatment Educators, to possess and administer naloxone to a person who is experiencing an opioid overdose in accordance with MN statute 151.37 Subdivision 12. 1. Definitions: A. Naloxone (Narcan): An opioid antidote such as naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of drug overdose. B. Naloxone Program Coordinator: The Red Wing Police Department Training Officer or his/her designee is the Naloxone Program Coordinator responsible for the following: 1. Ensure initial training is completed by all personnel and proper training records are maintained 2. Ensure any needed refresher training is provided 3. Review Officer submitted Drug Overdose Reversal and Naloxone administration Reporting Forms and forward reports to the Southeastern Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Board as required 4. Maintain the Department's supply of Naloxone 5. Ensure all training records are forwarded to the Southeastern Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Board C. AED: Automated External Defibrillator Page 1 of 3 NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION POLICY #470 2. NALOXONE USE A. MN statute 151.37 Subdivision 12, authorizes the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation (SRHF) to maintain supplies of Injectable or Nasal Naloxone kits for the purpose of distribution to participating clinics, emergency departments and law enforcement officers. 3. MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT A. Naloxone kits will be carried and maintained in the AEDs to ensure consistent and proper temperature levels to avoid degrading Naloxone effectiveness. Each AED will be equipped with one kit containing two (2) doses of Naloxone (Narcan). B. Naloxone kit inspection is an individual officer responsibility. Officers will ensure the AED/Naloxone kits are kept within the passenger compartment of their vehicles and not relocated to the trunk. This will ensure the officer has properly safeguarded from extreme temperature changes that may affect the effectiveness and integrity of the medication and AED. C. A lost or damaged Naloxone kit, and/or AED will be reported as soon as possible to the officer's immediate supervisor. The supervisor will forward damaged kits to the department's Naloxone Program Coordinator for replacement. D. Department AED's and Naloxone Kits will be stored in the Equipment/ Reserve Room when not in use by Officers. 4. DOCUMENTATION/ NALOXONE REPORTING FORM A. Following the administration of Naloxone, the officer shall document in the incident report, details of the nature of the incident, the care the patient received and the fact that the Naloxone was administered, along with the doses administered. A copy of this report will forward to the Red Wing Police Department Training Officer. B. The Officer administrating the Naloxone will log with The Goodhue County Sheriff's Dispatch, the time, and dosage administered. C. Upon arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel (Ambulance), officer will immediately notify the paramedics responding of the Naloxone treatment details. D. The Red Wing Police Department Training Officer is responsible for Page 2 of 3 NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION POLICY #470 completion of the Drug Overdose Reversal and Naloxone Administration Reporting Form (This is done through the Southern Minnesota Emergency Medical services Website, www.sc-ems.org). 5. TRAINING A. Officers will receive documented training provided by The Red Wing Police Department Training Officer that is Naloxone trained and designated as a SRHF Overdose Treatment Educator or a member of Southern Minnesota Emergency Medical Services that is Naloxone Trained. This training will be done with CPR/First Aid Training. A refresher course will be completed every 2 years in conjunction with CPR/First Aid Training. B. Officers will not be allowed to administer Naloxone until required training is completed. Page 3 of 3 NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION POLICY #470