The Emergency Department as an Opportunity for Naloxone Distribution

A Systematic Review

Alexander H. Gunn, MBS, EMT-B; Zachary P.W. Smothers, MBS, EMT-B; Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD; Caroline E. Freiermuth, MD; Mark MacEachern, MLIS; Andrew J. Muzyk, PharmD, MHPE

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Western J Emerg Med. 2018;19(6):1036-1042. 

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Conclusion

The systematic review of the best evidence available supports that the ED is a potential setting to distribute naloxone for overdose reversal in the community. The variability of the implementation methods across the studies highlights the need for future research to determine the most effective practices.

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