The Foundation’s Overdose Prevention Program grew out of the need for implementation of Steve’s Law (Minnesota Good Samaritan/Naloxone legislation) which passed unanimously through both houses of the Minnesota state legislature in 2014. Steve’s Law provides limited immunity to those who call 911 in good faith to save a life and allows first responders, law enforcement and trained lay people to administer naloxone, which can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes.
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More than 100 people die every day in the United States from a drug overdose. In Minnesota alone, the number of heroin overdose deaths jumped from 50 in 2011 to 98 in 2013.
Overdose Prevention Program: How We Can Help
The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation (SRHF) under the medical direction of Dr. Anne M. Pylkas, MD has four ways in which we can partner with you to assist your community in preventing opioid overdose deaths. Those four ways are briefly outlined below.
1) Hospital Emergency Department, MAT Clinics, and Detox Center Naloxone Kit Distribution.
The SRHF partners to provide kits to these facilities to be given to individuals that have survived an opioid overdose or are at risk of an overdose; kits are also offered to their family members or loved ones.
2) Treatment Centers and Sober Living Facilities. This portion of our program is two tiered:
A) Train all staff and have naloxone on-site at every facility.
B) Educated clients and their family members/loved ones about Steve’s Law and provide them with access to naloxone kits.
3) Community Member Naloxone Training (Colleges/Schools, Churches, Rotary, Town Forums, Individual House Gatherings, etc…). We are happy to offer trainings wherever needed.
4) First Responders. We support all first responder agencies (including law enforcement and volunteers) in three ways:
A) We will connect your agency with your EMS Region head to assist you in receiving state-provided support.
B) We will provide naloxone training for your agency or train staff to be trainers.
C) You can utilize the SRHF’s standing order so that your agency can house and dispense naloxone; this eliminates the need for your agency to have a medical director. If your agency has a medical director we can provide support documentation of the law and examples of standing orders in support of your medical director creating a standing order specific to your agency.
5) Treatment Court (Formerly Drug Court): We provide training and naloxone for individuals in the drug treatment program.
Please contact us at Hope@SteveRummlerHopeFoundation.org to schedule a training and/or
for more information. Together we can save lives!