Positive Handling for the Elderly Training
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To provide staff with NON pain-based techniques to enable them to safely de-escalate and manage situations with elderly clients.
- Review behavioural de-escalation techniques
- Respond to physical aggression
- Learn safe holds to gently move aggressive elderly clients
- Learn and practise a range of breakaway techniques
This course is designed for anyone who works with the elderly.
• Understanding aggression
• De-escalation hierarchy
• 6 common de-escalation techniques
• 3 basic escort techniques
• Role of behaviour management / support plan
• recognise the need for a breakaway technique
• Learn how to deal with a range of attacks safely for both parties concerned
• Psychological framing
• Review stages of aggression
• Dementia communication box
• Explore the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards
• Support mechanism
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
Dealing with frail aggressive elderly client can be difficult, our positive handling course, mapped to the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards provides staff with the skills to do so safely. The positive handling course explores the challenging subject of de-escalating behaviour and understanding the psychology of aggression. In addition, we cover a basic range of holding and breakaway techniques. These techniques are all non-pain based and therefore do not inflict pain. It includes the role of risk assessments and emphasises that these interventions are at the end of the intervention spectrum.
With reference to NICE quality standards for behaviour management, the positive handling for the elderly involves a competency assessment and staff will be required to practise these techniques and will be assessed in their competency. In addition, there is a short assessment of learning for audit and CQC evidence.
Due to the physical nature of this course, post- natal learners should seek advice from their GP prior to attendance. All candidates must wear suitable clothing, e.g. tracksuit bottoms, trainers and t-shirt.
All staff WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT PHYSICAL SKILLS AND NEED TO DELCARE THEY ARE FIT TO DO SO PRIOR TO COURSE STARTING.
If any candidates are not able to meet the minimum physical requirements of the course they will be asked to discontinue by the trainer.