To identify first responder attitudes about the role of naloxone distribution programs in prevention of Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning, a web‐based survey was created and administered in November, 2010. The survey contained 19 questions and took about 5‐7 minutes to complete. A total of 72 people completed the on‐line survey. Survey results indicate that first responders viewed unintentional prescription drug overdose mortality as a significant problem in the Miami Valley, but the majority did not think that naloxone training and distribution to drug users would be an effective or appropriate prevention strategy. The main limitation of the results of this pilot survey is that the sample is small and not randomly selected. Thus, survey results must be interpreted cautiously and not generalized to all EMS first responders in the area.
(2010). First Responder Attitudes about Naloxone Use for Prevention of Drug Overdose Deaths. .