Learn more about the Naloxone Administration Heatmap
This tool provides insight into the incident location where naloxone was administered and reported by EMS providers throughout the state of Indiana. Indiana EMS providers report locations of patient encounters during which naloxone was administered when an opioid overdose was suspected. The drug, also known by the brand name Narcan®, reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and is administered with the intent to save the life of the patient. The Naloxone Administration Heatmap shows naloxone administrations as reported by EMS provider agencies since January 1, 2014.
Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids and can be administered when a person shows symptoms of an overdose, such as respiratory depression. When administered, a person typically shows a response to the naloxone within minutes, but may require additional doses depending on the severity of the opioid overdose. The heatmap displays such situations where multiple doses are administered as one incident. Naloxone is NOT a substitute for medical attention. More information can be found at the Indiana State Department of Health website.
MPH's work on the rollout of the Naloxone Heat Map was one of the reason the agency won a 2018 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) Recognition Award for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government.