Should all docs and nurses receive drug tests after adverse events?

From Fierce Healthcare:

Hospitals should conduct drug tests on all physicians and nurses, especially following an adverse event, and doctors and nurses should be ready to comply, according to an article by NYU Langone Medical Center’s Director of Division of Medical Ethics.

Deputy Shot In Hospital Emergency Room After Prisoner Grabs Gun

From the Inquisitr:

“Inside the emergency room, as the handcuffs were being taken off the suspect, he began to struggle for a gun. There was a fight…. The two individuals fell to the floor and a round was fired,” said Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis. Witnesses described a scuffle as the correctional officer and Middlesex deputy tried to wrestle the prisoner to the ground. “I heard them trying to control somebody first and then I heard shouting and then I heard the gunshots. It was at least four to six,” said one witness. The Middlesex deputy was shot in the leg, and the correctional officer then shot the prisoner in the chest. The prisoner, identified as Raymond K. Wallace, was listed in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Need for Physician Assistants Grows

From Healthcare Daily:

The need for physician assistants—who are are authorized to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician—has skyrocketed in recent years, and isn’t expected to slow anytime soon. PA jobs are expected to grow by 30 percent between 2010 and 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts, more than double the average rate of all other professions; 86,500 physician assistants currently practice in the United States, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants. That growth rate is the second-highest in the health field, behind only home health aides.