Training law enforcement to respond to opioid overdose with naloxone: Impact on knowledge, attitudes, and interactions with community members.

@article{Wagner2016TrainingLE,
  title={Training law enforcement to respond to opioid overdose with naloxone: Impact on knowledge, attitudes, and interactions with community members.},
  author={Karla Dawn Wagner and L James Bovet and Bruce Haynes and Alfred Joshua and Peter J. Davidson},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2016},
  volume={165},
  pages={22-8}
}
BACKGROUND Training law enforcement officers (LEOs) to administer naloxone to opioid overdose victims is increasingly part of comprehensive efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Such efforts could yield positive interactions between LEOs and community members and might ultimately help lower overdose death rates. METHODS We evaluated a pilot LEO naloxone program by (1) assessing opioid overdose knowledge and attitudes (competency in responding, concerns about naloxone administration, and… CONTINUE READING
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