This coping with violence in healthcare online training course provides practical methods for physically breaking away from aggressors. The techniques discussed in this course are vital for anyone that may face workplace violence in healthcare.
The first line of defense against violence is to remain alert to avoid confrontation. Violent situations in healthcare work are not always predictable or avoidable, but remaining vigilant can help stop problems before they begin. This course works to enable participants to remove themselves from violent situations efficiently and safely.
There is a high-risk factor for violence in the healthcare setting, and many situations occur without prior warning. Healthcare workers should be trained both in violence prevention and basic self-defense techniques to ensure that they remain as safe as possible while on the job.
This training programme emphasizes practical ways to minimise and control violent situations, along with the use of a positive attitude and good communication.
This health and safety online training course aim to enable workers and management in the healthcare industry to use a variety of practical techniques to defend and remove themselves from violent situations.
It is basic awareness training and requires no prior subject knowledge or previous prior course certification.
This online training course contains the following sections:
- Attacks to your body
- Attacks to your head and throat
- Attacks to your hands and arms
This online course is intended for employers, managers, supervisors, and workers at all levels in the healthcare industry.
Participants will be able to:
- Use simple techniques to escape violent situations with minimal effort
- Explain the element of speed on which an attacker’s body relies
- Use simple self-defense techniques when grappled
- Use simple self-defense techniques when physically attacked
Choosing Human Focus for this health and safety at work e-learning course offers the following benefits:
- RoSPA assured
- Supports compliance with health and safety regulations
- High-quality video content with clear voice-over
- Short, informative, and interactive content
- Mini interactive quizzes support retention
- Easy tracking of trainee progress
- Certificate supplied upon completion
A RoSPA assured certificate issued by Human Focus to trainees upon completion of the training course.
Because workplace violence is much more common in the healthcare industry, workers should first of all be aware of the risks. In a study conducted by North Wales District General Hospitals, 83% of staff had experienced verbal aggression, 50% had been threatened, and 63% had been physically assaulted.
In order to manage this serious risk, workers should attempt to eliminate as many contributing factors as possible. Staff should also be trained in self-defense and de-escalation techniques for situations that cannot be avoided.
Healthcare employers seeking to minimise and prevent workplace violence should take steps to provide their employees with adequate training. Employers should also conduct workplace analysis to identify potential hazards, and then put into place prevention and control measures to deal with these hazards.
Violence in a healthcare workplace is most often connected to patients, their families, or their visitors. However, there are other sources of workplace violence in healthcare. Former staff members, those with connections to existing staff members, and even those with no connection whatsoever to the workplace or its workers (thieves, for example) can all produce violent situations in a healthcare setting.