This Pre-Hospital Assessment Tool compliments the four Pre-hospital Guidelines NSW Health has prepared to guide clinical management and decision-making in the music festival context. The intended audience is healthcare professionals who provide clinical care onsite at music festivals. These will support the early identification of substance-induced toxicity, together with initiation of appropriate pre-hospital care and early transfer to tertiary health facilities.
The Pre-Hospital Assessment Tool supports private onsite event medical providers to develop treatment protocols for the management of serious drug related conditions in the out-of-hospital environment. The Assessment Tool has been adapted, with permission, from the Mardi Gras Medical template, in consultation with NSW Ambulance.