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 6:18 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2019 6:18 PM

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dead. grants pass poli sou's campus. the university says with a spike in overdoses in southern oregon in the last few years, the extra resource could be a life-saving tool, and students agree." "it seems empowering." sou junior patrick vogel says when it comes to preventing opioid overdoses - a proactive approach is the way to go. "it's better to have a discussion than not." he - like junior dylan knostman - say they're on board with anything that could help save a life. "i think it's a super cool idea, i mean, i wouldn't know how to use one or anything." knostman isn't alone.. the majority of students i spoke with today didn't know how to use it either. sou says the medication comes in a nasal spray form and is simple to use. but the school is encouraging students to take a few minutes to watch a training video or read step by step instructions. the medication reverses the effect of an overdose on drugs like heroin, methadone and prescription pain medications like hydrocodone and fentanyl. sou says an average of 115 people per day die of opioid overdoses in the u-s. the school hopes the proactive approach will help lower that number. the kits are located in nearly 20 buildings. including stevenson union, the student recreation center and the lithia motors pavilion. in ashland, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. another big step for s-o-u...
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