Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression Training Course

Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression Training Course

Course description

1, 2, 3 & 5 day Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression, (PMVA) Promoting a Safer and Therapeutic Service (PSTA) in mental health and care home settings. We only use trainers that have worked in the industry and have been approved to deliver this training by an NHS trust. Click here to find out more.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone working in a care environment where there is a risk of violence and aggression, from Older people, Working age, Secure and forensics, Child adolescent to Learning difficulties.

What you will learn

The course covers the recognition, defusing/de-escalation and management of violent situations from breakaway techniques to planned approaches with nursing teams having to assist in the management of violent service users.

Assessment and certification

The assessment is by means of attendance and on completion a certificate endorsing your competency plus a signed competency sheet endorsing what was taught, the presentation used and a gallery of digital photographs of you demonstrating the techniques all of this will be on a personal CD.

For more information or to enroll on the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression Training Course (PMVA) in Kent, contact us on 0800 999 4 112.

Course includes:

  • De-escalation techniques and skills covering:
    • What is de-escalation
    • David Rocky Bennett (Nice guidleines)
    • Public health model (primary – secondary – tertiary)
    • PERFECT aspects of non verbal de-escalation
    • Managing emotions
    • Assault cycle
    • Hostile and instrumental aggression
  • Knowledge of civil legislation (human rights) and mental capacity assessment:
    • Use of force law
    • Internal policies regarding use of force (policy for safe patient holding, if provided)
    • Human rights legislation regarding use of force
    • Capacity assessment
    • The behaviour analysis decision tree
  • Secure safe patient holding techniques that do not initiate or incorporate pain or punishment tools. Examples would include figure of 4 hold etc
Incident response-Intervention hierarchy:
  • Risks of safe patient restraint and monitoring
    • Restraint / positional asphyxia
    • Acute behavioural disturbance
    • Sickle cell anaemia
    • Compartment syndrome