Bath Salts

I had a reader send me a question regarding bath salts, which she reports is increasingly common in her emergency department. She asked if there was any decent info out there to share with colleagues, since most of what’s on the internet is of unknown quality, or is an actual how-to (either make or obtain). Coincidentally, Medscape has a piece on bath salts this week, although sadly, it doesn’t have any CE attached to it.

I did find an upcoming webinar on bath salts (it’s not free, but for $30 you do get 1 CEU). It’ll be held January 23rd, from 8-9 pm ET if you’re interested.

You can also read more about bath salts in a piece written by the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

And one short piece from the New England Journal of Medicine (free full-text):

“Bath Salts” Intoxication. Ross EA, Watson M, Goldberger B.

N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 8;365(10):967-8.

*Be sure to check out the accompanying table, which I thought was particularly useful.