Naloxone “Narcan” Training For Medical Professionals Held In Duluth
Training Possible Through Newly Obtained Grant
DULUTH, Minn- Medical professionals in Duluth are getting some hands on training with Narcan.
It’s a drug that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. Pharmacists, dentists, nurses, and doctors all got training as part of the Minnesota Targeted Response Grant. The goal of the grant is to expand the use of Narcan and create more outreach for the public.
“Pharmacists need to know what Naloxone does, how it’s available. We need to know which patients are at risk of opioids and were not talking necessarily about someone alone in any ally with heroin. We’re talking about our elders,” said Heather Blue, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are two of 41 states that pharmacies are able to offer narcan without a written prescription.