|Titre :||Review of European-Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN) training package for non-specialist workers to assess acute recreational drug and new psychoactive substance toxicity in night-time economy environments (2016)|
|Auteurs :||D. M. WOOD ; A. M. DINES ; F. HEYERDAHL ; C. YATES ; I. GIRAUDON ; R. PAASMA ; K. E. HOVDA ; P. I. DARGAN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy (Vol.23, n°1, February 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||73-77|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEURGENCE ; FORMATION ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; RECOMMANDATION ; USAGE RECREATIF ; PRISE EN CHARGE ; TOXICITE
Aims: The initial management of acute recreational drug and new psychoactive substance (NPS) toxicity is often by non-specialists working in the night-time economy. The aim was as part of the European Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN) project to pilot training of these workers in multiple European countries.
Methods: Following evaluation of training needs, guidelines and training package were developed. Night-time economy workers in London, UK; Pärnu/Tallinn, Estonia; and Oslo, Norway participated in a 1- to 2-h interactive case-based training session. Participants completed a questionnaire pre-/post-training to assess confidence in managing acute recreational drug/NPS toxicity and evaluate the training package/guidelines.
Findings: 98 (London: 42; Oslo: 39; Pärnu/Tallinn: 17) completed both pre-/post-training questionnaires. Participants felt significantly more confident in managing someone unwell following classical recreational drug use compared to NPS (5.6 ± 2.9 vs. 4.3 ± 2.7, p Conclusions: The guidelines and training were well received by night-time economy workers in three European countries and improved confidence in managing acute recreational drug/NPS toxicity. Appropriate national and European bodies need to look at wider dissemination of this work.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners, London, UK|