Drug Overdose - Naloxone Administered
On 7/21/20 at approx. 8:15 AM the PTPD along with Lancaster EMS and the West Willow Fire Co. were dispatched to a residence on Baumgardner Rd. for a reported cardiac arrest. A 35 year old female from Willow Street was said to be unresponsive, blue and not breathing. Information was that this was possibly as a result of a drug overdose. Chief Michener arrived in 2 minutes and found an acquaintance preforming CPR on the female. Chief Michener found the female had a pulse but was in respiratory distress. He administered one dose of Naloxone and began rescue breathing, after approx. 2 minutes a second dose of Nalaxone was delivered and rescue breathing continued. Approximately two minutes later the female regained consciousness. EMS arrived and transported the female to the hospital for evaluation.
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