First Aid of Alcohol and Drug Incidents at Clubs and Pubs

Contact name: 
Dr J Krul
Position: 
Managing Consultant
Organization: 
Educare Groningen
Telephone: 
31503120283
Address: 
Mussengang 13 9711 RP Groningen, The Netherlands
Fax: 
31847199250
Summary

The study aims to find out how course participants and trainers evaluate the course "First Aid of Drug Incidents at Clubs and Pubs In Dutch: EHBDu)" and how they use and implement it in practice. The course participants received an internet questionnaire (62% response) and the trainers received a written questionnaire (73% response). Besides the questionnaire, face-to-face interviews were done to obtain more in-depth information. In general the content of the course was positively evaluated by all participants.

Abstract

Characteristics

First Aid Course or Presentation about substancerelated emergencies in nightlife

Intervention details

Type of intervention
Medical aid
Intervention setting
Event
Bar
Club/disco/afters
Primary health care settings
Target population

Nightlife personnel, security and police officers, first aid personnel and rapid responders

Substances adressed
Magic Mushrooms
Caffeine
Alcohol
Amphetamines
Cannabis
Cocaine
Ecstasy
GHB
Ketamine
Nitrous oxide
Research Chemicals/NPS
Strategic target group (social agents acting as intermediaries between intervention and target group)

Health prevention educators and first aid instructors

Intervention activities
Training of staff
Security
Police
First aid
Nightlife management
Theory/evidence behind the intervention

Yearly updates for the Drugs Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) — actual information about current substance use
Yearly updates Monitor Drugs Emergencies - actual information about current substance-related health disturbances
Actual standards of international emergency care

Number of people needed
N/A
Specific training required?
Trainers course
Time required to run
From 2 till 10 hours (depends on target group)

Evaluation details

Activities evaluated

The content of the course: course evaluation, target audience feedback

Type of evaluator (e.g. external consultant, internal evaluator)
External consultant: Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands
Evaluation results (Outcome evaluation)

In general the course was positively evaluated by both the trainers and the participants.

Evaluation references

GOING OUT? Evaluation of the course First Aid of Alcohol and Drug Incidents at Clubs and Pubs, Herben EGM, 2007, Trimbos Institute, Utrecht NL

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