Thursday, December 11, 2014

Deputies Receive Naloxone Training

Leonardtown, Maryland - On December 11, 2014, the first group of deputies received training and certification on how to administer Intranasal (Nasal) Naloxone to a person experiencing an Opioid overdose. The first group, made up of primarily patrol deputies, should receive the medication sometime later this month. 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the St. Mary's County Health Department, hope to train, certify, and equip all Sheriff's Office deputies with Naloxone. Naloxone, when administered in a timely manner, can reverse an Opioid overdose by restoring breathing; substantially reducing the probability of death.  

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office are excited to have this important medication readily available to them to help prevent death from Opioid overdose.  #SMCSO #SaveLives    

DFC Glenn Knott holding his Naloxone 
certification card