A look at lifesaving tool, Narcan

When Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance is dispatched to a call, the first responders have many tools at their disposal.

One of their biggest is Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug.

“An opioid drug wants to bind to opioid receptors and the Narcan will knock that opioid off the receptor, bind to it itself and then it doesn’t produce that same effect,” said Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance Clinical Manager Nick Eastman.

 

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