DrugIQ: Synthetic Opioid Risk Based Response
As fentanyl becomes more prevalent, so have the myths surrounding the risks associated with first responders’ encounters with it. This pre-conference session is a comprehensive course that includes three lab sessions focused on safe response to opioids, particularly fentanyl. Attendees will be able to identify the substance, reduce the risk of exposure and negative consequences, and safely manage the patient and the scene when fentanyl is present. This course includes lab sessions that discuss decontamination, detection and how pills are made and what causes large-batch overdoses.