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Narcan Save at First District Court

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 2/24/2015 | Views: 3472

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY-- On February 10, 2015, a 25 year old male was remanded to the custody of the Suffolk County Sheriff at 1st District Court in Central Islip for a sentence violation. The male was placed in a cell for later transport to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility. Deputy Sheriff Vincent Giordano was checking the area and observed the man lying unresponsive on a bench inside the cell. Deputy Sheriff Giordano checked the condition of the man and observed he was having difficulty breathing.

Deputy Sheriff Giordano assessed the man and observed a low pulse and breaths less than three a minute. He also observed the man had constricted pupils and his eyes were rolled back. After assessing the man, Deputy Sheriff Giordano determined the man appeared to be suffering from an opioid overdose. Deputy Sheriff Giordano revived the man by administering intranasal Narcan into the nose of the man, as well as oxygen. The man was transported via ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and was kept overnight for treatment.

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office secured funding through the New York State Attorney General's Office and recently began training deputies in the use of Narcan.

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