Minnesota Bars & Restaurants Stocking Up To Save Lives
This is the kind of inventory I like to see, taking the extra measure to possibly prevent disaster
People going out and having a good time, that's what it's all about, right? Right. Even better when those that do choose to get out and "let loose" have a solid plan set up, a designated driver making sure everyone involved is safe and sound when the night is over. Well, now some Minnesota bars and restaurants are stepping up when it comes to preparing themselves to save someone's life. A smart preventive approach to opioid deaths that are rising. Here is the thing, when a person is overdosing while high on this drug, every second counts, and a trip to the emergency room usually ends up too late.
At least 50 twin cities establishments will receive some help this month
That is excellent news, Naloxone kits are heading their way. So what is Naloxone? nida.nih.gov says "Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist" - Now employees will be able to reach out and administer to someone right on the scene. Where are these kits coming from? According to fox9.com "Non-profit Serving Those Serving has partnered with Southside Harm Reduction Services to deliver the kits free of charge, as they say, they’re seeing more overdoses at bars and nightclubs" This is obviously one of those items that management hopefully never has to use, but it is an extremely smart move, especially how much the rise of opioid deaths have been around the country.