A file photo of the Hay River RCMP detachment in August 2019. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio
Hay River RCMP used naloxone to help a woman recover from a suspected overdose on Friday, police said in a press release on Monday.
Naloxone is a medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It isn’t a substitute for medical treatment, and its effects are often temporary, but it can make a vital difference in allowing time for help to arrive.
RCMP stated officers found the woman unresponsive outside a school in Hay River and showing signs of an overdose.
Police said officers administered two doses of naloxone that successfully revived the woman, who was transferred to the Hay River Regional Health Centre.
According to an RCMP spokesperson, there have been three instances this year of officers administering naloxone in the territory – all of them in Hay River.