The Role of Emergency Medical Services in the Opioid Epidemic.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The opioid crisis is an ongoing public health concern and EMS agencies are in a critical position to reach at-risk populations. The traditional role of EMS in treating acute opioid overdoses has expanded to include preventative strategies as well as long-term treatment and recovery options. EMS agencies are uniquely positioned to partner with local community resources and hospitals to combine efforts in implementing harm-reduction strategies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Joiner, A; Kumar, L; Barhorst, B; Braithwaite, S; Public Health Committee on behalf of the NAEMSP Board of Directors,

Published Date

  • July 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 462 - 464

PubMed ID

  • 32795103

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-0066

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10903127.2020.1810372


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England