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Ravenna paramedic exposed to possible opioids revived with Narcan, fire officials say

October 3, 2018

Ravenna paramedic exposed to possible opioids revived with Narcan, fire officials say

RAVENNA, Ohio — A Ravenna paramedic required medical care after he was exposed to a possible opioid last month, fire officials said. 

The paramedic absorbed or inhaled the drugs after he responded in September to a report of unresponsive man, Ravenna Fire Department Chief Geoffrey Cleveland said. 

Authorities did not provide the paramedic’s name or where the call originated. 

Cleveland said the paramedic needed one dose of Narcan, the drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. 

The drugs found on the man were sent to a lab for testing, he said. The results could take weeks before they’re concluded.

The paramedic has returned to work since the incident.

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