OpiRescue App
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A new app is launched in the state that will give you lifesaving instructions to reverse an opioid overdose.

"The app is designed to take you step-by-step through an overdose rescue," said Kate Brookins with the Delaware Division of Public Health.

OpiRescue Delaware is free, and you're advised to download it immediately.

The app has detailed information on how to recognize signs of an overdose, and it includes animations on how to provide rescue breathing and administer naloxone, an overdose-reversing medication.

You can also use the app to find the nearest available pharmacy carrying naloxone, which can be purchased without a prescription.

Brookins says you should study the features before you're caught in a lifesaving situation.

"So people can go through the rescue steps without actually being in the midst of the emergency," said Brookins. "They can just follow the prompts and refresh their memory if they have prior training, maybe, or if they're curious of what should happen so they can be prepared for this."

Brookins adds that the first choice in any opioid overdose emergency is still to call 9-1-1.

This article originally ran on wdel.com.


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