Saving Pennsylvania Lives
In 2016, it is estimated that more than 4,600 Pennsylvanians lost their battle with opioid-use disorder. That equates to approximately 13 Pennsylvanians dying every day from an opioid overdose. Rescuing patients the midst of an overdose, or children born suffering from withdrawal symptoms, is vital step in addressing this epidemic.
First Responders Saving Lives
- Four counties (Forest, Fulton, Juniata, and Sullivan) do not have municipal police departments.
- Urban areas have a significantly higher total number of naloxone reversals.
- Counties where 100 percent of police departments stock and carry naloxone tend to have higher numbers of successful saves.
Emergency Medical Services Naloxone Doses Administered
The data depicted in this map show doses of naloxone and naloxone hydrochloride (depicted as naloxone) administrations by emergency medical services (EMS) providers at the scene of an emergency by county. The data are derived from EMS patient care reports completed by certified EMS providers in the field. The data are filtered on the following National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) fields: Provider Primary Impression equaling “Overdose/Poisoning/Ingestion” in which naloxone or naloxone hydrochloride was administered to a patient. The record is further filtered by incident county. These data are aggregate and cannot be inferred to represent a single dose given to a single patient. Additionally, the data do not depict patient outcome, nor that the patient receiving naloxone or naloxone hydrochloride was truly experiencing an opioid overdose.
Naloxone for First Responders
Emergency Departments Saving Lives
Helping Newborns with Signs of Opioid Withdrawal
There are no data for the following counties: Bradford; Cameron; Centre; Clarion; Clinton; Columbia; Forest; Fulton; Huntingdon; Indiana; Jefferson; Juniata; Lebanon; McKean; Mifflin; Montour; Northumberland; Perry; Pike, Potter; Snyder; Sullivan; Susquehanna; Tioga; Union; Warren; Wayne or Wyoming.