Aging populations affect EMS response, providing resources to your community to aid in EMS response, dangers of distracted driving to pedestrians and cyclists, and we’ll look at the synthetic drugs of abuse “Molly” and “N-Bomb.” If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
MedicCast Episode 365
Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. There’s a great episode coming your way this week. I’ll bring you several news items on how our aging patient population is affecting how we provide EMS services and resources to our communities. Then, after the news, I bring you another segment with our good friend, pharmacist Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. She’ll be addressing some new drugs of abuse seen in communities around the country. All of that’s coming up later in this week’s tip of the week.
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Tip of the Week: Molly, N-Bomb, Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
This week on the tip of the week we visit again with our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center to talk with her about more synthetic drugs of abuse she and her colleagues around the country are seeing called in to poison centers nationwide. Molly and N-Bomb are slang terms for new drugs being seen on the drug scene for our nations teens and young adults. Check out this segment where Lisa shares this important information on recognizing these drugs and how to treat them when presented with patients who have overdosed on them.
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