The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH) have released a Naloxone heat map.
The map 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.
How to use the map
Use the map to identify local trends specific to a given time frame. The filters in the top right corner can be used to limit the view to a selected time period or time of day or week. Zoom in or type an address in the search bar to see incident location markers. The legend shows the range of random noise applied to the location in order to protect privacy.
Data source and timeliness
EMS data is sent by providers to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) database. Depending on the EMS provider, it can take anywhere from 24 hours to 6 weeks for the data to be sent to the database. The EMS data is analyzed by the Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH).
- There may be up to a 6 week delay in the reporting of the data due to delays in submissions by EMS providers.
- Not all patient encounters during which naloxone is administered are overdose events. Preliminary analysis indicates approximately 75% of naloxone incidents are likely actual overdose events.
They also have a website with facts and information about opioid dependency and recovery. Follow the link Indiana NextLevel Recovery for more information.
We’ve added the map to our website in the lower left side bar