Section Navigation. Minus Related Pages. What is fentanyl? Learn More: Fentanyl Data. Deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl are on the rise.
What can be done? CDC suggests the following actions in response to increases in fentanyl-related overdose deaths: Improve detection of fentanyl outbreaks Public health departments: Explore methods for more rapidly detecting drug overdose outbreaks, including fentanyl. Medical examiners and coroners: Screen for fentanyl in suspected opioid overdose cases in regions reporting increases in fentanyl confiscations, fentanyl-related overdose fatalities or unusually high spikes in heroin or unspecified drug overdose fatalities.
Not all jurisdictions routinely test for fentanyl. Law enforcement: Law enforcement can play an important role identifying and responding to increases in the distribution and use of illegally-made fentanyl. Expand Use of Naloxone Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid-related overdoses, including heroin and fentanyl, and is a critical tool in preventing fatal opioid overdoses. Related Pages. Additional Resources. Fentanyl-associated fatalities among illicit drug users in Wayne County, Overdose, Michigan July May March ; 9 1 Centers for Overdose Control and Prevention.
HAN Health Advisory. October 26, Overdose Department of Health and Human Services. June ; 29 2 Opioid Overdose Toolkit.
Engaging law enforcement in overdose reversal initiatives: Authorization and liability for naloxone administration external icon. American Journal of Public Health [serial online]. June 11, The following tests and treatments may Overdose needed:. A large overdose can cause a person to stop breathing and die if not treated right away. The Overdose may need to be admitted to the hospital to continue treatment. Depending on the drug, or drugs taken, multiple organs may be affected, This may affect the person's outcome and chances of survival.
If you receive medical attention before serious problems with your breathing occur, you should have few long-term consequences. You will probably be back to normal in a day. However, an overdose can be deadly or can result in permanent brain damage if treatment is delayed. Meehan TJ. Approach to the poisoned patient. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; chap Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.
St Louis, MO: Elsevier; chap Editorial team. The following tests and treatments may be needed: Activated charcoal Airway support, including oxygen, breathing tube through the mouth intubationand breathing machine ventilator Blood and urine tests Chest x-ray CT computed tomography, or advanced imaging scan EKG electrocardiogram, or heart tracing Fluids through a vein intravenous or IV Laxative Medicines to treat symptoms, including antidotes Overdose one exists to reverse the effects of the overdose A large overdose can cause a person to stop breathing and die if not treated right away.
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