Danville Police Department to Receive Narcan Training

The Danville Metropolitan Police officers will be receiving training on the lifesaving tool Narcan, which can help first responders quickly treat heroin overdoses. Officers will meet the second week of May to receive training on Naloxone commonly known as Narcan, which is a tool to reverse opioid overdoses in the field and provide lifesaving assistance. During an overdose, opioids cause death by slowing, and eventually stopping, a person’s breathing. When administered, Naloxone restores breathing within two to five minutes, preventing brain injury and death. The ability to receive the training for this drug was possible due to a grant, along with training by Hendricks Regional Health.

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