Narcan is the anti-dote drug used to reverse opioids overdose. 82% survival rate when administered at correct dose. This 24 hr year old became unresponsive during hospital stay for a flesh eating bacteria wound requiring significant pain medication treatment. The nurse called the Dr. to request a drug urine test at midnight suspecting pain meds overdose. The patient became unresponsive at 2 am. Medical record state he was given Narcan one time only 0.4 mg while protocol says to repeat up to 4 mg . Coroner report established death by opioids drug overdose. Is there enough merit to claim hospital staff may not have followed protocol of anti-dote use and cause the death of this patient
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