两名加州囚犯似乎服药过量. 他们周围的其他人挽救了他们的生命

洛杉矶县当局表示,本周早些时候,北县惩教所囚犯的快速思维帮助挽救了至少两人的生命.

周三晚上, deputies and staff in the facility responded to two inmates in medical distress and found the two unconscious andsuffering from possible overdoses,” a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
But fellow inmates had already administered Naloxonealso known as Narcanto those two people, preventing what could have been apotential tragic outcome,” 发布说.
      The drug, designed to reverse opioid overdoses, is sometimes called asave shot.”
        The sheriff’s department recently kicked off a pilot programat the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanuevathat allows inmates access to Narcan, 发布说. Inmates watch an instructional video on how to administer the drug during an orientation, 它添加了.
          After deputies and staff responded to the two inmates, a third person soon began to complain of dizziness and all three were treated by medical staff and taken to a local hospital, 发布说. Several hours later, they returned to the facility.
          With opioid overdoses on the rise, (the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) wants to ensure that inmate safety is of utmost priority,” Villanueva said in 一份声明 在推特上.
            I have implemented a Narcan Custody Pilot Project. In less than ten days the pilot project saved three inmates from an opioid overdose,” 他说.
            If the program continues to save lives, 发布说, the department will expand it to all custody facilities.

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