A woman who lost consciousness in an ambulance was revived with Narcan Saturday afternoon, police said.
The 48-year-old woman was "incoherent and had difficulty standing and walking" when police and a Nassau County ambulance medical technician arrived at a restaurant on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park.
The woman, who is part of a methadone program, was being transported to a local hospital when she stopped breathing, police said. The AMT administered Narcan to the woman, who then became conscious and alert upon arrival at the hospital.
It's the fifth time in less than a month that Narcan, an emergency drug administered to opioid/heroin overdose victims, has been used to revive someone in Nassau County.
On May 22, a 29-year-old had to be revived at a Massapequa emergency medical center. Two days later, an 18-year-old man was revived in Wantagh. On Wednesday, a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were revived in Merrick with the treatment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to make Narcan available for all first responders in the state.