The U.S. opioid epidemic continues to take hold and a recent news note offers a life lesson about the desperate circumstances confronting educators.
Credit to JoCo public school officials for tacitly admitting the prevalence of narcotic use amongst students rather than attempting to deny the deadly trend.
Here's a quick note on the sitch . . .
School nurses will soon be able to administer Narcan if they see someone showing signs of an overdose.
The district’s board of education approved the measure this week. Middle and high schools will be stocked with the nasal medicine.
“Even though it only takes three or four minutes for the emergency services to reach any of our buildings, we still would like to at least start the treating process,” the district’s assistant superintendent of special education, Dr. Mark Schmidt, said. “If we can save on life by doing that or decrease the damage done by an opioid overdose, we want to be able to be in the position to do so.”
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ks. (KCTV) - Starting this year, students and staff in the Blue Valley School District will have access to a lifesaving measure in the case of an overdose. School nurses will soon be able to administer Narcan if they see someone showing signs of an overdose.