Manitoba is expected to become the first province in Canada to allow paramedics to give antipsychotic medicine olanzapine people on methamphetamine.
The Government & # 39; Manitoba announced on Monday that the new protocol enables paramedics to administer medicine to a agitated in methadit users & # 39; risk of experiencing psychosis.
"The paramedics saw immediately the behavior of & # 39; a person can & # 39; rapidly changing when using meth," said Minister of Health, Senior and Activing Living Cameron Friesen in a news release.
"When giving paramedics the ability to manage olanzapine, we give them another tool to protect their patients, themselves and others".
The medication, to reduce or prevent symptoms & # 39; psychosis, currently used in & # 39; number & # 39; clinical settings.
The paramedics of & # 39; Manitoba will consult & # 39; supervisor before giving the tablets disintegrate orally to consent to patients.
"We are pleased to see that paramedics around will province can manage olanzapine in & # 39; cases & # 39; known or suspected use of & # 39; methamphetamine," said Brent Bekiaris, president of the Paramedical Association & # 39; Manitoba, in a press release.
"These patients can quickly develop paranoia and violent behavior show even while being assessed, are therefore required & # 39; additional treatment options."
The protocol will enter into force at the beginning of & # 39; December.