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5 Things PTs and PTAs Need to Know About Naloxone

Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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5 Things PTs and PTAs Need to Know About Naloxone

APTA has long supported the important role of physical therapy in providing a safe alternative to opioids for pain management. But as health care stewards in society, another way PTs and PTAs can contribute is by having the medication naloxone available in case of an overdose.

APTA’s official position is that naloxone should be accessible where PT services are provided to be administered to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in accordance with recommendations from the Surgeon General of the United States. 

A year ago, in an address to APTA leaders, the Surgeon General urged association members to learn to administer the drug.

Click here for 5 things you should know about naloxone, along with links to more information—including the Surgeon General’s recommendations.

As reported by APTA's PT in Motion news: New Now Staff (2020, Jan 27) “5 Things PTs and PTAs Need to Know About Naloxone" www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News

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