Durham Police receives pioneering training to administer life-saving drug to overdose detainees (itv)

Durham Police custody officers [UK] are the first in the country to receive pioneering training to administer a life-saving drug to people who have overdosed when detained.

Currently Naloxone is administered to people who have had opiate based drugs overdoses by independent healthcare officials who are called into police stations when needed.

If nobody is available, the custody officers often have to wait for the emergency services to respond.

The training introduced by Durham Constabulary means that all custody officers will be equipped to confidently administer the life-saving drug immediately if a detainee overdoses, which will increase the chances of that person surviving.

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