On Friday night, one woman tried to save the next person from becoming a statistic. Her name is Ginny Atwood Lovitt, and for her, the opioid fight is personal.
- "When you encounter somebody who you believe is unresponsive from an opioid overdose, the first thing you do is call out their name from a distance to make sure they aren't napping."
- "Then, we are going to take the rubber gloves and put those on."
- "You're going to give them a gentle shake, to see if they wake up."
- "You want to do a sternum rub, so you're rubbing your knuckles up and down on their sternum really hard, and that's gonna be painful but not harm the person."
- "We're checking for breathing really quickly, we're looking, listening, feeling for signs of breath."
- "We're immediately going to grab our Narcan, and you insert it all the way up their nose and push the plunger."
- "Then you're going to call 911."
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