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.
- 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.
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.