4 responses to “BC Take Home Naloxone Program”

  1. chief barrier to further program implementation is lack of facilities to have clients view the video and complete training – need dedicated service agencies to provide this – not available in all communities
    Policy does not encourage provision of kits to front line street level workers, who are very likely to encounter such situations – 2 OD reversals in Maple Ridge occurred when workers used a kit from a client who happened to be close

  2. This sounds like an excellent harm reduction intervention.
    In my rural area of practice we have had no opioid overdose deaths that I can recall and have had a few occasions of elderly patients taking too much of their prescribed medication and requiring naloxone, however they presented to the hospital with plenty of time to be treated. It therefore seems to be unnecessary to carry it here, however I am happy to be aware of this for possible future use.

  3. We are fortunate to have a community pharmacist that initiated and manages the THN program for our clinic. I think that the utilization of the THN program within our community will grow as a result of a few practices initiating the program.

  4. We have been distributing these kits through our ED in Kamloops, thanks to the dedication of Dr. Ian Mitchell and Kirstin Mclaughlin MSN.
    The program has been well received by our patients and it opens the door for non-judgemental conversation regarding drug use and/or rehab.

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