Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Evzio Naloxone Deployed During Medical Emergency
On December 2nd, 2015 Dunwoody Police Officers responded to The Drexel Apartments, located at 100 Drexel Pt, in reference to a welfare check.
**********For Immediate Release**********
Incident: Evzio Naloxone Deployed During Medical Emergency
Location: 100 Drexel Pt (The Drexel Apts.), Dunwoody, GA
On December 2nd, 2015 Dunwoody Police Officers responded to The Drexel Apartments, located at 100 Drexel Pt, in reference to a welfare check. Once officers arrived, they located a male lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive.
Based on evidence at the scene, Officers suspected the male might be a victim of an overdose. Without delay, department-issued Evzio Naloxone was administered to the unconscious male by Sergeant Robert Parsons. Once EMS arrived on scene, the male was provided an additional round of Evzio Naloxone.
The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The male became coherent and was provided further medical care. Further medical investigation revealed that the male tested positive for opioids.
Due to Sergeant Parsons’ quick response and action by administering Evzio Naloxone, the male is expected to make a full recovery. Ironically, Sergeant Parsons initiated the department’s effort to secure the devices.
The Dunwoody Police Department recently began carrying Evzio Naloxone after receiving a grant from Kaléo Pharmaceutical Company. All officers were issued the lifesaving single-use auto-injector after completing training in October and this incident was the first time the device was used.
Opioid related overdoses have become an epidemic across the United States. No community is immune from the devastating effects of opioid based drugs. According to the CDC, 66 people a day die from opioid based drugs each day in the United States
For more information regarding this incident, please contact Officer Trey Nelson at (678) 382-6917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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