Tag Archives: Narcan

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Orleans Fire Rescue

The estate of a 52-year-old Cape Code man who died in 2016, has filed a wrongful death suit against the Town of Orleans alleging EMS personnel discontinued resuscitation efforts prematurely, and submitted “false and misleading” reports about the incident. Duane Mead died on September 13, 2016, one day after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

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Court Rules Baltimore County EMS Not Liable for Patient’s Death

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that neither Baltimore County nor an EMS crew could be held liable for the death of a patient in 2015. Baltimore County Fire Department Paramedic Nicole Nappi and EMT Traci Jackson were sued by the family of Ceontay Coit, who died on December 11, 2015.

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Narcan and EMS

Today’s burning question: Can a fire department that is not a licensed EMS provider equip its apparatus and train its personnel to carry and administer Narcan? Answer: Due to the opioid-crisis, most states are taking a rather unprecedented approach to Narcan by treating as an intervention that is in the nature of a first aid treatment that anyone can administer.

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