Understanding and identifying potential risks for participants at music festivals

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paper presented at the St John Ambulance Australia Member Convention, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19th May.

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  • Going to have to say what is in each of the DD catgories
  • DD allows you to drill down to specifics Includes Mental Illness
  • Understanding and identifying potential risks for participants at music festivals

    1. 1. Understanding and identifyingpotential risks for participants at music festivals Ally Hutton Jamie Ranse Paul Arbon
    2. 2. Aim• To understand the nature of patient presentations at outdoor music festivals around Australia – Develop health promotion strategies – Effective planning of on site services.
    3. 3. Background• Music festivals (MF) produce a higher rate of injury than other types of Mass Gatherings• Australian MF bounded, and have on-site care facilities• Past; single events are written up – difficult to generalise to other events
    4. 4. Method• De-identified OB12s from NSW, SA, VIC and QLD• Entered into a Database Presentation Individual Reason Description Casualty Time Duration of forCode Date No Time In Out Treatment Birthday Age Gender EventQLDPL 25/09/2010 1 20:10:00 20:23:00 0:13:00 2/04/1974 36 2 Ill in stomach, had not eaten, Dehydration?QLDPL 25/09/2010 2 20:05:00 20:20:00 0:15:00 3/12/1986 23 1 Not eaten, sweaty, blurred visionQLDPL 25/09/2010 3 15:25:00 15:37:00 0:12:00 23/09/1991 19 1 Old injury -index fingerQLDPL 25/09/2010 4 15:55:00 15:57:00 0:02:00 23/09/1991 19 1 Old injury - index finger Abrasion on knee. Been drinking.QLDPL 25/09/2010 5 17:03:00 17:16:00 0:13:00 23/02/1989 21 1 Treated with saline, gauze & micro tapeQLDPL 25/09/2010 6 15:38:00 15:39:00 0:01:00 Unknown Unknown 2 Headache. Requested Paracetamol Difficulty balancing. Spinning head.QLDPL 25/09/2010 7 14:10:00 16:15:00 2:05:00 2/01/1990 20 1 Suspected intoxication 3 vodka Red Bulls. Felt unwell.QLDPL 25/09/2010 8 17:03:00 17:16:00 0:13:00 3/05/1986 24 1 Possible food poisoning. Rest & reassurance
    5. 5. Coding(1) Arbon, Bridgewater & Smith– Cardiac (non arrest)– Cardiac– Respiratory (Nonasthma)– Asthma– Heat Related Illness– Laceration– Fracture– Drug and Alcohol Related– Minor Injury– Minor Problem– Other
    6. 6. Coding – (2) Data Dictionary• Injury• Illness• Environmental• Mental Health
    7. 7. Data - Gender1181
    8. 8. Presentations across 3 states 1198
    9. 9. Data Dictionary 15751128 617 21
    10. 10. DD Injuries - %
    11. 11. DD- Illness - %
    12. 12. DD – Environmental - %
    13. 13. DD – Outcomes - %
    14. 14. Across events• Park Life (QLD & VIC)• Future Music (QLD & VIC)• BDO (SA & VIC)
    15. 15. Park Life Park Life Data Dictionary: Raw Data Park Life Data Dictionary: Overall 19.42% 21.58% 80.00Number of Patient 60.00 Presentations 40.00 Injury 20.00 QLDPL 0.00 Illness VICPL Environmental y lth l s ta r es ju ea en Illn In lH Mental Health nm ta ir o en v M En Type of Patient Presentation 58.99% Park Life Data Dictionary: Overall Percentage of Patient Presentations (5) 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 Inj ury Il l nes s Envi ronmenta l Menta l Heal th Type of Patient Presentation
    16. 16. Future Music Future Music Data Dictionary: Raw Future Music Data Dictionary: Data Overall 2.58% 60 26.18% Injury 35.19%Number of Patient 40 Illness Presentations QLDFM 20 Environmental VICFM Mental Health 0 Injury Illness EnvironmentalMental Health Type of Patient Presentation 36.05% Future Music Data Dictionary: Overall Presentations (%) 40.00 Percentage of 30.00 Patient 20.00 10.00 0.00 Injury Ill ness Envi ronmental Mental Heal th Type of Patient Presentation
    17. 17. Big Day Out Big Day Out Data Dictionary: Raw Big Day Out Data Dictionary: Overall Data 12.57% 0.53% 24.60% 300 InjuryNumber of Patient 200 Presentations 100 Illness SABDO 0 Environmental VICBDO y s Mental Health .. . r es ju .. lH Illn n. In ta ir o en v En M Type of Patient Presentation 62.30% Big Day Out Data Dictionary: Overall Percentage of Patient 70.00 Presentations (%) 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 Injury Il lness Envi ronmental Mental Heal th Type of Patient Presentation
    18. 18. What does it mean?• Categories of presentations are general; - give us an insight into the various ways people are presenting at these events• What is known anecdotally is confirmed through quantitative data• Gives us a platform for further research• Data from single events confirmed across the 4 states – Illness and injury the main presentations – Followed by drug and alcohol

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