SOU Adds Naloxone Kits to Campus Alongside AED

Southern Oregon University is arming its students and staff with extra resources to help save a life.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 6:19 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Southern Oregon University is arming its students and staff with extra resources to help save a life.

According to an SOUNews article, the university now has 18 new naloxone medication kits across campus for students and staff to use if they see someone suffering from an opioid overdose.

SOU Junior Dylan Knostman said students received an email Wednesday morning explaining where the kits were located and what they are used for.

"I think it's a super cool idea,but personally I wouldn't know how to use one," Knostman said. 

Knostman isn't alone. Several students NewsWatch 12 spoke with Wednesday were not sure how to use it either.

SOU says the medication comes in a nasal spray form and is simple to use, but it is encouraging students to watch a training video or read step by step instructions. 

Knostman said he will learn how the use the spray just in case he ever needs to.

The kits are located in 18 buildings across campus.

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