I’m thrilled that American Medical Response-Hartford and Aetna Ambulance are partnering with the Better Hartford Hurt Discount Coalition to deputize town’s EMS responders into the Hurt Discount military. Crews will present data playing cards to overdose sufferers and their households on the place they’ll get hold of all the things from rehabilitation companies to naloxone and clear needles for these not prepared but for rehab. Hurt discount, which seeks to fulfill individuals the place they’re at, present trustworthy data and maintain individuals alive has hardly ever been part of any EMS curriculum. EMS crews may also be inspired to report all opioid overdoses in Hartford to the state Poison management middle as a part of the Statewide Opioid Reporting Directive (SWORD) to supply early warning surveillance of dangerous batches, demographic data of which cohorts are overdosing, and develop warmth maps to determine the very best areas for outreach.
Gone are the times of stigmatizing customers and declarations for customers to only say no, to get replaced by evidence-based hurt discount truths that may hopefully save lives and additional embed EMS into our communities as a contemporary healthcare companion.
Right here’s an amazing video describing what Hurt Discount is all about by the famous hurt discount activist Van Esher.
Listed below are the handouts.