Virginia Schools Equipped to Handle Opioid-Related Emergencies

The governor of Virginia approved a bill this month permitting staff members of Virginia schools to administer naloxone in opioid-related emergencies, according to a recent article from The Breeze. This preventative measure is rooted in the rise in deaths caused by opioid overdose in Virginia over the past year, and the concern of waiting too long for an ambulance to arrive in an emergency situation.

The superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools, Jeremy Raley, speaks on the matter:

“I do believe it’s a positive change. One may never know when a situation arises when someone may be in crisis. We want to have all the tools to meet the many needs of our students. This would be an additional tool that we would have at our disposal should a student ever need it.”

Read the full article here.

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