Quote from SoldierNurse22
That's a bunch of crap. We used to give narcan on a semi-regular basis. We had no monitoring capabilities on my ward and we didn't transfer patients post-administration.
In my examples 911/EMS is activated by police per policy. Just like EMS is activated at a MVA if someone states they have an injury even if not EMS worthy.
In the family protocol, EMS is activated if needed.
They are adding nasal narcan the basic EMT protocol, EMT-B can at best to basic VS and maybe a spot pulse oximetry check. EMT-Bs do not have the training or equipment for 3, 5, or 12 lead assessment or monitoring. Clearly benefit outweighs the risk.
The cost is low. The need for extensive monitoring is debatable. If the individual does not respond to narcan (took something other than an opiate) then EMS & transport is needed anyway. The risk is relatively low. Benefit is high. Perhaps show the policy from NJ I linked above. Even COs can be trained to admin if necessary just like field police officers. Their logic is bunk.