Category: Opioid Toxicity

Narcan routes and doses

Submission ID: 190

Question:


When managing Opiod Toxicity, can less than 0.8mg be given as a single dose? If so, is there a minimum dose? Can you give 3 doses all at different amounts?

Answer:


A dose written in the ALS PCS is not excessive and should be used. Narcan via IV route is recommended for titration.

You can always patch to BHP to discuss a treatment plan for your patient.

If you suspect carfentanyl use, and you have given your first dose and there's no change with your patient, please patch to BHP early to discuss a specific treatment plan for your patient.

Please ensure proper ventilation and oxygenation is maintained throughout.

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