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Saskatchewan firefighters now have non-opioid medication for medical calls

November 15, 2019
By FFIC Staff

Nov. 15, 2019, Saskatoon, Sask. – The Saskatoon Fire Department in Saskatchewan has added a new medication to its emergency response kit – Penthrox, a non-opioid gaseous drug used for pain relief. The medication can be administered through an inhaler to treat people experiencing moderate to severe pain associated with trauma. The addition of this medicine to the response kit came as a result of a joint effort with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics protocols. CTV News reports. |READ MORE


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