Video: Saving Lives through Narcan Training
To help staff prepare for the Magnet site visit occurring March 26-29, our publications are featuring examples of hospital initiatives that demonstrate how the Brigham exemplifies the hallmarks of a Magnet institution. The following video demonstrates collaboration – one of Brigham Health’s institutional values – and interprofessional collaboration – one of the hallmarks of Magnet. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org/magnet to learn more about the Brigham’s journey to Magnet designation.
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital a multidisciplinary team developed an initiative to train security officers and other staff to administer naloxone if an opioid overdose occurs in the public areas within BWH. Security officers and clinical nurses are now trained at the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, where they learn how to identify the signs of an overdose and use simulation manikins to practice administering of intranasal naloxone and performing other basic life support techniques. This protocol has already saved lives, and is being expanded to several locations across BWH’s distributed campus. In this video, security officers talk about the protocol and the importance of being able to know how to administer the drug swiftly.