Lifesaving tools available on campus
Narcan, an emergency nasal spray used to stop and reverse an opioid overdose, has been added to all of SUNY Fredonia’s AED (Automated External Defibrillator) cabinet displays across campus.
“While SUNY Fredonia students have a long history of making smart decisions about their health, providing these kits on campus is yet another step to keep our extraordinarily safe campus even safer,” said Charles Holder, SUNY Fredonia Emergency Planning coordinator. “The reality is no community is immune from the opioid epidemic. Making this product available gives anyone the ability to save a life.”
“The reality is no community is immune from the opioid epidemic. Making this product available gives anyone the ability to save a life.” – SUNY Fredonia Emergency Planning Coordinator Charles Holder
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a nasal spray that can be administered to a person who overdoses and stops breathing. It reverses the impact of the overdose, and is not dangerous if the person didn’t actually have an overdose. The Narcan kits contain instructions for its administration and two Narcan nasal dispensers.
In addition to Narcan, the 110 emergency cabinets in all buildings across campus also have AEDs, which are used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, and “Stop the Bleed” kits, which allows users to quickly stop life-threatening bleeding.
University Police officers also carry Narcan kits on them, and also have AEDs and first aid equipment in their patrol units.
The kits, along with the AED and Stop the Bleed kits, are periodically checked by the Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) staff. If you find that anything in the cabinet needs restocked or service please contact EHSS at 716-673-3796.
Training in the use of Narcan, CPR/AED and First Aid is available through the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability.