“Bath salts” is the street name for a number of illicit drugs that contain cathinones. They look similar to epsom salts and have effects similar to cocaine and amphetamines. Use in Maine has increased dramatically over the past two years, first in the Penobscot County region, then spreading eastern and southward. Because of the significant medical morbidity and collateral damage inflicted by impaired bath salt users, healthcare providers. Emergency first responders, law enforcement, and clergy require the most up-to-date evidence-based review of bath salt use, its emergency management, and prevention strategies.
This webinar is not for credit.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
-Review the epidemiology and demographics of bath salt use, including risk factors.
-Discuss teamwork strategies to minimize morbidity and maximize the safe management of acute bath salt intoxication.
-Describe the acute and chronic behavioral and physical effects of bath salt use.
-Review effective treatment modalities for acute bath salt intoxication.
This activity is designed specifically for healthcare providers in clinical settings.
Original Release Date: September 11, 2012
Latest Review: Tristan L. Gorrindo, MD on September 26, 2013
Expiration Date: January 5, 2019
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
The following planners of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose:
John A. Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Anan Nathif, EdM
The following speakers of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Jonnathon Busko, MD
Anthony T. Ng, MD
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