Police perform CPR on overdose victim

Police performed CPR on an overdose victim. The police in Vancouver are investigating a crash involving a cruiser and a driver who was allegedly under the influence of opioids.

Overdose incident

The officers stated in a news release that a marked police car was stopped in the Downtown Eastside early Friday morning when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck.

Edmonton first aid

Timely delivery of life-saving techniques including CPR can save a life.

An officer in the car suspected the driver was impaired, asked him to get out of the vehicle and placed handcuffs on him, but moments later the man started to lose consciousness.

The police stated that another officer started CPR and the driver was given three doses of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone before he started regaining consciousness but that he needed a fourth dose from paramedics and was later transported to a healthcare facility with chest pains.

The passenger in the truck appeared to be overdosing and was given 2 doses of naloxone but refused further help from the paramedics.

Being prepared

Timely delivery of life-saving techniques including CPR can save a life. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a course on first aid and CPR and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.health.com/pain/what-is-naloxone

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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