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EMS' role in the opioids battle

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:25 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)
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This EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast was recorded on Tuesday, June 27.   Program guests from the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, included Director Christine Westrich, Dr. Colella and EMS Division Director Ken Sternig.

Wisconsin is not immune from the national opioid epidemic and spike in deaths related to overdoses.  According to the Wisconsin Opioid Task Force, opioid-related overdose deaths more than tripled in Wisconsin from 194 deaths in 2003 to 622 deaths in 2014.  >> Report:  Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse

EMS is on the front-line in responding to these calls in both urban and rural areas of the state.

>> Wisconsin Naloxone/Narcan Rebate Program

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