Archive for May 2021
How to Identify and Respond to an Opioid Overdose
6 Physical Signs of an Opioid Overdose: Unresponsiveness Pinpoint-sized pupils Slow heartbeat and/or low blood pressure Slow or no breathing Blue/gray fingernails and lips Pale and/or clammy skin How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose: 1. Call Assess the person based on the six signs listed above and CALL 911 as soon as possible. 2.…Read More
A Safe Haven at CenterPointe Hospital
How CenterPointe Hospital creates a safe haven for patients on their road to recovery. with Sheila Hunt To feel safe and supported, regardless of who you are and what you’ve done, is not something everyone experiences in life. Sheila Hunt, Regional Director of Business Development for CenterPointe Hospital is responsible for sharing available resources to…Read More
The integral role paramedics and first responders play in the recovery process.
St. Charles County Ambulance District with Lisa Cassidy Kindness and compassion go a long way when it comes to providing support to anyone with substance use disorder. Lisa Cassidy, a paramedic for St. Charles County Ambulance Department and member of their Substance Use Recovery Response Team (SURRT), brings the support her patients need, along with…Read More