Suspect an overdose?
Know the signs.
Accidental opioid overdoses can happen. You can save lives by recognizing the signs.
If you see a suspected overdose on campus, call 911 and then Campus Security at 403.220.5333.
Check if breathing is slow or if there is no breathing at all.
Blue nails or lips
Check for circulation issues, including cold or clammy skin.
Signs that the individual has been vomiting.
Choking or gurgling
Making sounds that indicate an obstruction.
Passed out or no longer responsive.
If you suspect an opioid overdose, know what to do:
If the person is in distress, unresponsive, or exhibiting the above signs, call 911, and then Campus Security
If you are trained and have the right personal protective equipment, administer CPR
If you are trained, give the first dose of naloxone and monitor until help arrives