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Dose of prevention in Clark County’s fentanyl fight

Student, sheriff’s sergeant, Public Health nurse strive to expand knowledge about, use of opiate-reversal drug naloxone

By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Columbian staff reporter, and
Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer
Published: February 26, 2023, 6:05am
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Clark County Public Health nurse Brandy Benedict conducts the training in administering the opiate-reversal drug naloxone.
Clark County Public Health nurse Brandy Benedict conducts the training in administering the opiate-reversal drug naloxone. (The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

The tasks of teaching about the dangers of fentanyl and how to save someone suffering from an overdose are being spearheaded by a Vancouver Girl Scout and a Clark County sheriff’s sergeant.

Katie Thornton, a junior at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, has been working with a public health nurse to offer overdose response and training sessions for students and faculty at a number of schools.

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