Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) L1 & L3
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To provide staff with the skills to enable them to safely de-escalate and manage situations with clients.
• Review behavioural de-escalation techniques
• Respond to physical aggression
• Learn safe holds to move aggressive clients
• Learn and practise a range of breakaway techniques
• Explore advanced techniques on the level 3 course
This course is intended for anyone who works in an environment in which they may have to prevent and manage violent and aggressive behaviour, in a professional, safe and secure manor for distressed and disturbed individuals.
Level 1 PMVA (1 Day) course content:
- Understanding aggression
- De-escalation hierarchy
- 6 common de-escalation techniques
- 3 basic escort techniques
- Positive behaviour support
- 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
- Mental Capacity Act/ Mental Health Act
- Psychological framing
- Review stages of aggression
- Explore the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards
- Support mechanism
Level 3 PMVA (3 Day) course content:
Level 1 plus the following
- Holds and escorts
- Taking to the floor
- Dangers of restraint- positional asphyxia, acidosis,
- Team escorts- stairs and doorways
- Prone descent to floor
- Positive behaviour support – amber- red-blue
- De-escalation on the floor
- Securing Legs in Prone
- Case reviews
- Therapeutic relationship and you
- Practical assessment of skills for CQC evidence
The course is mapped to the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards 2019 First edition, committed to Ethical training standards to protect human rights and minimise restrictive practices.
Standard 1.1 training needs analysis
Standard 2 supporting curriculum content
2.1 placing the curriculum within a rights based framework
2.2 duty of candour and duty of care
2.3 attitude and attributions
2.3 considered decision making
2.5 primary and preventative strategies
2.6 teaching secondary strategies
2.7 teaching non-restrictive tertiary strategies
2.8 teaching restrictive tertiary strategies
2.9 factors that contribute to risk and elevated risk
2.10 emergency procedures
2.11 identifying the range of restrictive practices
2.12 use of data to inform minimisation
2.13 post-incident support, review, and learning
2.14 trauma informed care and support
2.15 restraint reduction theory
Standard 3 supporting post-delivery process
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
Dealing with aggressive clients can be difficult, our Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) course, mapped to the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards provides staff with the skills to do so safely. The Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) 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 Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) 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.