Sent on 1/2/2019 4:46:24 PM
Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will begin carrying NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray in 2019. NARCAN® is a nasal spray, which is used to treat opioid emergencies and possible opioid overdoses. The Sheriff’s Department will issue an individual dose for all our deputies to carry in their Individual First Aid Kits, after implementing a training protocol for the recognition of opioid overdose and use of the spray. The NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray will be provided, at no cost to the Sheriff’s Department, by the Arizona Department of Health Services. While this is not a substitute for emergency medical care, the Sheriff’s Department is making NARCAN® available to our deputies as a potential life-saving tool.