Healthcare News & Insights

Next club drug to turn up in ERs: Snake venom

Health care workers who’ve done a shift in the ER have seen how “creative” patients can be when it comes to getting high. But being deliberately bitten by poisonous snakes could become the hot new thing.

Joint Commission warns: Suicide risk extends outside the ER and psych wards

A new Sentinel Event Alert from the Joint Commission warns health care providers that non-psychiatric patients are committing suicide in a variety of inpatient units.