Illicit Drug Exposure prevention (1) – Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. On-the-job exposure to Fentanyl and other illicit drugs is a real risk to EMS providers. This Month’s Health and Safety Bulletin is all about Fentanyl and illicit drug exposure prevention and mitigation. Visit bit.ly/FentanylExposureSafety for more information about PPE guidelines, decontamination and training to prevent Fentanyl and illicit drug exposures.
For additional information on Provider Health and Safety topics, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/health-and-safety-bulletins/.