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William Tollefsen, MD, Director of Emergency Services at South Shore Hospital

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What to Do When Someone Is Overdosing

Overdoses are a tragic and increasingly common occurrence as the nation, and the South Shore, continues the fight against the opioid epidemic. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the number of opioid-related EMS transport incidents across the state increased by 22 percent between 2015 and 2016.

It’s important to know how to identify when someone may be overdosing, because those first few moments can be the difference between life and death. Here are some dos and don’ts for untrained bystanders who suspect someone may be experiencing an overdose.

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Topics: Emergency Care

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