Fentanyl Exposure and Needle Sticks
Media reports of first responders who have overdosed after Fentanyl exposure on duty continue to increase. From medical staff to K-9s in the field, no one is immune when this opioid becomes airborne or absorbs into the skin.
There are a handful of tips to protect yourself, but given the widespread nature of the drug and it’s quick-acting effects, knowing what to do if you are exposed to Fentanyl or stuck with a needle is just as important.
Hear the stories of two officers who were exposed, as well as advice from experts about this ongoing issue.