She OD’d, so they packed her in ice. ‘Your friends almost killed you.’

From Cincinnati:

“Jane Doe” had a temperature of 81.1 degrees when she was wheeled into the emergency room.

Her pulse registered 0, respiration 12, blood pressure 0 over 0 at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 15.

“She also had ice packed in her underwear near her rectum for unclear reasons,” the doctor dictated in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Emergency Department report, adding, “Possibly as a way to make her more responsive.”

It doesn’t.

Jane Doe had overdosed. Packing people in ice will not wake them from an overdose. Jane was revived because she was administered the opioid antidote Narcan.

“Will proceed with continued active external rewarming methods,” the doctor’s report noted.

It worked.

Jane could have died because of the persistent, dangerous myth that ice will save someone who’s overdosing.