Physical Intervention Training

Staff workers who work with service users who exhibit challenging behaviors are the target audience for this physical intervention training.

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Staff workers who work with service users who exhibit challenging behaviors are the target audience for this physical intervention training.

The course makes it possible to handle physically demanding behavior in a safe and legal manner.

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We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the UK if you don’t have access to a training room

This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 10 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Physical Intervention Training

Employees who operate in an environment where service users exhibit challenging behaviors are the target audience for this physical intervention course.

The course enables the safe and lawful handling of physically demanding behavior.

What is Physical Intervention Training?

People can learn safe handling techniques for challenging and potentially violent circumstances through physical intervention training. It imparts skills for managing and reining in difficult behaviors while ensuring everyone’s safety. Techniques for protecting oneself, defusing tense situations, and applying physical restraint when required are included in the course.

It is provided to experts in security, healthcare, and other domains to support them in managing challenging circumstances and ensuring public safety. Recall that using physical force should only be done as a last resort and only when permitted by the law.

Physical Intervention Training Course Breakdown:

1. Introduction to Physical Intervention:

In this section, attendees will be provided with an overview of the course and its objectives. They will learn about the importance of physical intervention in managing challenging behavior and ensuring the safety of all individuals involved. The trainers will outline the key topics to be covered throughout the course:

2. Identifying Challenging Behaviour and Knowing When to Intervene:

Attendees will be taught how to recognize and identify challenging behavior in various settings. They will learn about the signs and signals that indicate the need for intervention. This section will emphasize the importance of early intervention to prevent escalation and potential harm.

3. Physical Intervention Techniques, including Breaking Away and Holding:

This portion of the training will concentrate on imparting to participants a variety of physical intervention strategies. They will get knowledge on how to escape hazardous situations safely and successfully, as well as when to employ holding measures. The trainers will provide examples of appropriate body mechanics, posture, and control techniques.

4. Risks Involved in Physical Intervention:

Attendees will be educated about the potential risks associated with physical intervention. They will gain an understanding of the importance of risk assessment, minimizing harm, and using appropriate force levels. This section will emphasize the need to prioritize the well-being and safety of both individuals involved in the intervention.

5. The Assault Cycle:

The idea of the assault cycle, which describes the several phases that precede and follow an attack, is examined in this topic. The mechanics of the assault cycle, including the pre-, assault-, and post-assault stages, will be covered for attendees. Comprehending this cycle will empower individuals to recognize cautionary signals and take appropriate action.

6. Laws and Legislation:

In this section, attendees will familiarize themselves with relevant laws and legislation pertaining to physical intervention. They will learn about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to using physical intervention techniques. The trainers will highlight legal considerations, such as self-defense, restraint, and the duty of care.

7. Triggers of Challenging Behaviour:

Attendees will explore common triggers that can lead to challenging behavior. They will gain insights into understanding the underlying factors that contribute to such behaviors, including environmental, social, and personal triggers. This knowledge will assist participants in identifying potential situations that may require intervention.

8. Causes and Diffusion of Anger and Aggression:

This section focuses on understanding the causes of anger and aggression and strategies for diffusing these emotions. Attendees will learn about techniques to de-escalate tense situations and promote calmness. The trainers will provide practical examples and scenarios to enhance comprehension.

9. Unacceptable Practice:

Attendees will be educated on recognizing and avoiding unacceptable practices during physical intervention. They will learn about the importance of respecting individuals’ rights, using appropriate force, and maintaining professional boundaries. This section will emphasize ethical considerations and the impact of unacceptable practices on the individual and the intervention process.

10. Duty of Care:

This topic will cover the concept of duty of care and its relevance to physical intervention. Attendees will understand their responsibilities in ensuring the well-being and safety of individuals they are intervening with. The trainers will discuss the legal and ethical obligations associated with duty of care.

11. Threatening Behaviour and Physical Assault:

Attendees will learn how to identify threatening behavior and respond appropriately to physical assaults. They will be provided with strategies to protect themselves and others during potentially dangerous situations. This section will cover techniques such as disengagement, de-escalation, and seeking assistance.

12. Dementia and How to Intervene Physically:

This part of the course will focus on the unique challenges of intervening physically in situations involving individuals with dementia. Attendees will learn about communication techniques, person-centered approaches, and safe physical intervention methods specifically tailored to individuals with dementia.

How long is the training?

At Caring for Care, the Physical Intervention Training program is designed to provide participants with essential skills for effectively managing challenging situations. This level 3 program typically lasts for 4-6 hours and includes practical sessions to ensure hands-on learning and application of techniques.

Certification and Refresher Training Requirements

Those who successfully finish the Physical Intervention Training are awarded a certificate that is good for a year. This accreditation acts as an acknowledgement of their learned abilities and expertise. A yearly refresher course is required for individuals to keep their certificate valid. By keeping participants up to date on the most recent methods and strategies in physical intervention, this refresher course assures continued competence and safety.