Issue Date: May 16, 2016
Improving an old tool to treat opioid overdoses
The emergency call came in simply as a person down. It could have meant any number of things, says former Atlanta-area paramedic Kevin Hazzard. The patient might have been a diabetic whose blood sugar was too low or someone who’d had too much to drink. But when Hazzard arrived on the scene, it was clear the young woman had overdosed on heroin.
“She was just lying there,” Hazzard says. “She was blue. Instantly, I realized . . .
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