Opioid Overdose Prevention and Education
Signs of an Opioid Overdose
Know the warnings signs and what to do.
- Choking, coughing, gurgling or snoring sounds
- Dizziness and disorientation
- Cold, blue or clammy skin
- Small, constricted, pinpoint-sized pupils
- Slow, irregular or stopped breathing
- Unresponsiveness to voice or touch
How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose
- Check for response
- Shout their name and shake their shoulders.
- Call 911
- Call for medical attention if unresponsive.
- Administer Naloxone
- Spray once into a nostril.
- Start CPR
- Perform rescue breathing and/or chest compressions.
- Stay with them
- If no improvement after 3-5 minutes, administer Naloxone in opposite nostril. Continue rescue breathing.