SF Library Workers May Get Training to Stop Heroin Overdoses

From US News

” San Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid users who are homeless.
The idea surfaced after an addict was found dead in one of the Civic Center library’s restrooms in early February, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday.In a Feb. 28 letter to his staff that was obtained by the Chronicle, City Librarian Luis Herrera said that a decision about training librarians to treat overdose with naloxone will not be made until the issue is fully explored. He added that if done, it would be on “a strictly voluntary basis.”Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, typically is administered by a nasal spray or leg injection.San Francisco’s main library has become a magnet for the city’s homeless population, which has seen an increase in users of heroin and prescription painkillers.”

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2017-03-19/sf-library-workers-may-get-training-to-stop-heroin-overdoses

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