Signs Of Opioid Overdose
Something can be done….signs may include:
- Person won’t wake up
- No response to yelling
- Clammy, cool skin
- Blue lips or fingernails
- Shallow, slow breathing
- Pinpoint pupils
- Slow pulse or heart rate
- Seizure or convulsions
- No response to knuckles being rubbed hard on breast bone
- Death from overdose is RARELY instantaneous (15%) – usually occurs over a 1 to 3 hour period as breathing and heart rate decreases.
- About 60% of OD occurs in the presence of others
- In 79% of cases bystanders do nothing!