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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

Teen Girl Taking Drugs - Teenage Drug Addiction ProblemGood 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.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

Contact the MedicCast

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

News:

Population Aging Impacting EMS Systems Nationwide

‘File of Life’ Cards Help Seniors Prepare for EMS

Distracted Driving Endangering Pedestrians and Cyclists

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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.

Tip of the Week Links

“Molly,” Powder or Crystal Form of MDMA, is Popular at Music Festivals

Maryland Poison Center

‘N-bomb’ drug stirs fear among police, doctors

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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