Did you have a fantastic weekend? We did for sure–a glorious, not-too-hot one in the DC metro area. And along with that, the awesome news that my spouse was promoted to Major, which meant some small celebrations around here (in anticipation of the big one that will come with the official ceremony next month). Still there was some down time, which almost always means being plugged in somewhere. So here’s what I’ve been checking out since last we spoke:
This is my last full week in the office before vacation, save some work with the Army JAGs here in town, so I am glued to my to-do list. That being said I did manage to get some reading done this weekend (although the pull of 70+ degree weather and sunshine was irresistible), but much of it had to do with the terrible tragedy in Kansas yesterday. I know it will be part of our conversation around the Seder table tonight as we celebrate Passover, keeping the victims and their families and community in our prayers. A happy Pesach to all of you who observe. Click tghrough to check out what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
An interesting and concise overview on newer abused drugs over at Medscape. The slide show gives you a brief run down on what some of the newer substances, such as Spice and Khat, look like, the clinical presentation, drug screen availability and patient management information. A nice introduction if you’re looking for that sort of thing.
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.