During this event, four panelists will describe how their EMS systems have piloted/implemented creative responses that go a step beyond reversing the overdose. While lifesaving interventions are critical, some EMS agencies have been able to implement additional measures to help break the cycle of addiction.
After the panel presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify a variety of non-traditional responses by EMS agencies to the overdose epidemic.
- Explain how a Quick Response Team can add to the care EMS can provide to those with opioid use disorder.
- Identify one or more barriers to implementing innovative EMS responses to overdose patients.