It’s International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, and a reporter from the Comox Valley Record on Vancouver Island met with Sarah Sullivan, manager of AIDS Vancouver Island, to discuss how people can save a life with or without a naloxone kit.
Sullivan encourages everyone to get basic CPR training, and if necessary, a naloxone kit.
Signs of opioid overdose include a clammy face, a limp body, difficult speech, and slow breathing and heartbeat. Sleep is deep and cannot be woken.
The issue of fentanyl overdose has been declared a health crisis in B.C.