First aid provision in nightclubs and other entertainment venues
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First aid provision in nightclubs and other entertainment venues

Rick Dean Part-time registered nurse, North Bristol NHS Trust, Clinical governance team, St John Ambulance, Devon
Joe Mulligan Head of first aid education, British Red Cross, London

This article discusses the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse in providing first aid in challenging environments, such as crowded nightclubs. Basic assistance for common emergencies, including substance misuse, wounds, choking and anaphylaxis, are discussed. This article emphasises the importance of risk assessment and reminds readers of the need to maintain personal safety.

Nursing Standard. 24, 9,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.11.24.9.35.c7370

Correspondence

jmulliga@redcross.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review