BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses

Narcan, that drug meant to help prevent an opioid overdose, is becoming more readily available. Seattle police carry it. It’s available at CVS and Walgreens without a prescription. And now, it’s going to be available at thousands of public libraries and YMCAs nationwide. Every day, 115 people in the U.S. die because of opioid overdoses.Continue reading “Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses”

Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere

PORTLAND, Ore. — They huddled against the biting wind, pacing from one corner to another hoping to score heroin or pills. But a different drug was far more likely to be on offer outside the train station downtown, where homeless drug users live in tents pitched on the sidewalk. “Everybody has meth around here —Continue reading “Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere”

SAVE A LIFE: WITH THIS APP – ‘PULSEPOINT’

DOWNLOAD THE PULSEPOINT APP NOW You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPRContinue reading “SAVE A LIFE: WITH THIS APP – ‘PULSEPOINT’”

Seattle Fire Department Medic II Program: CPR and choking techniques

Medic Two Program The Seattle Fire Department’s Medic II Program provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques. The training program is recognized as an international role model, which attracts people from around the world, who come to Seattle to learn more about how to implement their own CPR training programs. Since MedicContinue reading “Seattle Fire Department Medic II Program: CPR and choking techniques”