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Physical Intervention

Course Date: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Course Leader: Kym Shorthouse, Crystal Stean, David Dodd

Duration of Course: 2 days: 9am-5pm

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Physical Intervention Room, Mount Gould Hospital

Accreditation Length: 1 year

Price: Please contact us for a quote

A two day course designed for environments where a minimum of four staff are available
at all times should restraint be required. The course has a Pass, Fail or Defer outcome and
attendees will be marked on their competence in safely restraining a patient, attitudes
towards patients and patient care and their ability to work as part of a team.
This course is governed by the General Services Association (GSA).


Objectives/Aims of Course

Staff will be able to apply, justify and implement the use of Physical Intervention in line with the legislation and guidance.

Course Programme

  • To understand & justify the use of Physical Intervention in relation to guidance and policy.
  • To implement the safe and the least restrictive Physical Intervention skills e.g. escorts; seated de-escalation; supine safe decent to the floor; prone safe descent to the floor; scenario based techniques; seclusion.
  • To identify and understand the risks associated with Physical Intervention.
  • To implement a culture of transparency for Physical Intervention, in relation to patient centred care planning.
  • To implement effective debrief sessions, in relation to guidance and policy.

Course Deliverables

This course will provide a Certificate of training in Physical Intervention, with a Pass, Defer or Fail assessment criteria; Duration 16 hours for the full course, or 8 hours for the Update.

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

Staff that have an adult or young person client base in a secure or acute facility who may have conditions such as: Dementia or Cognitive Impairment; Functional Mental Health issues; Acute Mental Health issues; Severe and enduring Mental Health issues; Recovery services; Acquired brain injury.

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