Question: On February 21, of this year the London Free Press had an article stating that the Middlesex London Health Unit plans to roll out naloxone kits to the public in hopes of preventing deaths from unintentional overdoses. Toronto Health Unit has already been distributing these kits. Why are Primary Care Paramedics still without this drug when Naloxone now in the hand of the public?
We completely agree with you. We are working with our provincial partners to change the medical directives to include naloxone within the PCP scope of practice. Unfortunately, this process takes time and training for PCP related to opiate toxidromes/medication administration/medical directive would also be required.