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Patient presentations to onsite health providers, 
ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency 
departments from a mass ga...
background 
• Challenges exist in providing adequate health care 
at a mass gathering. 
• Minimising impact to the health ...
methods 
• Design 
• Setting 
• Data collection 
• Data analysis 
• Protection of human participants
results
results
results
results
results
results
results 
Onsite first aid care 
•The most frequent illness was headaches (n=94), 
injury was superficial lacerations (n=13...
results 
Ambulance transport 
•The most frequent injury was fractures (n=2), 
environmental was substance and/or alcohol 
...
discussion 
• Insight into the health service usage from one 
event. 
• Presentation to the onsite health professionals 
r...
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ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency 
departments from a mass ga...
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Patient presentations to onsite health providers, ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency departments from a mass gathering: a case study

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Ranse J, Lenson S, Keene T, Luther M, Burke B, Hutton A. (2014). Patient presentations to onsite health providers, ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency departments from a mass gathering: a case study; paper presented at the 12th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, Perth, Australia, 9th October.

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Patient presentations to onsite health providers, ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency departments from a mass gathering: a case study

  1. 1. Patient presentations to onsite health providers, ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency departments from a mass gathering: a case study Mr Jamie Ranse, Mr Shane Lenson, Mr Toby Keene, Mr Matt Luther, Dr Brandon Burke, A/Prof Alison Hutton
  2. 2. background • Challenges exist in providing adequate health care at a mass gathering. • Minimising impact to the health service in the surrounding community or region. • Onsite care from single events and does not consider the effect on prehospital or hospital services. Aim • This research aims to enhance our understanding of the health service requirements of an outdoor music festival.
  3. 3. methods • Design • Setting • Data collection • Data analysis • Protection of human participants
  4. 4. results
  5. 5. results
  6. 6. results
  7. 7. results
  8. 8. results
  9. 9. results
  10. 10. results Onsite first aid care •The most frequent illness was headaches (n=94), injury was superficial lacerations (n=13), environmental was substance and/or alcohol intoxication (n=12). Onsite health professional care •The most frequent illness was headaches (n=3), injury was fractures (n=2), environmental was substance and/or alcohol intoxication (n=12).
  11. 11. results Ambulance transport •The most frequent injury was fractures (n=2), environmental was substance and/or alcohol intoxication (n=4). •One patient required prehospital endotracheal intubation. •Three patients required airway adjuncts. Hospital services •One patient required an ORIF. •One patient required intubation and ventilator support in the Intensive Care Unit.
  12. 12. discussion • Insight into the health service usage from one event. • Presentation to the onsite health professionals resulted in a longer length of stay in the onsite medical facility. • Possible hospital / ambulance avoidance of 15 patients. • Multi-site research should be undertaken to explore the health service usage from a variety of mass gatherings.
  13. 13. Patient presentations to onsite health providers, ambulance paramedics and hospital emergency departments from a mass gathering: a case study Mr Jamie Ranse, Mr Shane Lenson, Mr Toby Keene, Mr Matt Luther, Dr Brandon Burke, A/Prof Alison Hutton

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