Decisions regarding levels of MVA training to be undertaken by staff are governed by risk assessment processes.
Clinical Staff - 5 Day Team Work Skills Course - Annual Update
Staff working with service users on a clinical basis in areas where restraint has been deemed necessary, due to levels of violence & aggression or incidents with intensity sufficient to require restraint techniques. These clinical areas have sufficient levels of staff to safely utilise restraint techniques.
Staff also require breakaway techniques so that in the event of being in a room alone with a service user they can ensure their own safety.
The kinds of staff concerned are primarily, nursing staff on wards/units and other disciplines who work closely with nursing colleagues (e.g. Occupational Therapists) who will assist in restraint if required.
The aim is to focus on promoting safer service through developing non-physical approaches to the recognition, prevention and therapeutic management of violence and aggression. Also included is basic life support and ligature knife training.
Integrate theoretical approaches with physical interventions as part of a systematic approach to managing violence based on an assessment of the risks presented.
As staff will alternate between the classroom and the gymnasium throughout the course you will be required to wear appropriate clothing as described in the dress code below.
Clinical Staff - Non-Physical and Breakaway - Annual Update
Staff working with service users on a clinical basis who will not be involved in restraint.
There may be some level of risk however, and therefore breakaways are necessary in order to ensure staff's ability to escape danger.
The kinds of staff concerned are nursing and medical staff, Social Workers, Psychologists and lone workers of various types.
This course is in two parts:
Non-physical approaches to the recognition, prevention and therapeutic management of violence and aggression and basic life support.
Breakaway course which imparts physical techniques to help enable staff to remove themselves from danger.
Non Clinical Staff - 1 Day Personal Safety Course - 1 Day Annual Update
Staff who enter into patient areas, or come into contact with members of the public in their work such as porters, domestics, ward clerks etc, without a direct clinical relationship with clients.
The responsibilities of these staff are ensuring they keep/make themselves safe, not cause risk to others, and hence hand over information re any incidents to lead nurse or other head of department.
1 Day Course Outline:
A one day course which consists of non physical approaches to the recognition, prevention and therapeutic management of violence and aggression in the morning. The afternoon consists of breakaway techniques to help enable staff to remove themselves from danger.
Dress Code for All MVA Training:
Clothing and footwear should be of appropriate "sports type", e.g. tracksuits, training shoes, etc. Flat soled shoes may be acceptable in the absence of trainers. Training in bare feel or socks is prohibited.
Tops should be preferably loose fitting and comfortable but not low cut or revealing. Nor should any of your clothing carry any offensive, controversial logos or slogans.
We do not allow the wearing of shorts, cycling bottoms or style related headwear during training. The MVA Service respects the cultural and religious diversity of Trust employees.
High Secure/Maghull Training Dates January - March 2013
Combined Adult Mental Health/Older Persons and Learning Disabilities Training Dates January - March 2013
Scott Clinic/Safe Partnership Training Dates - January - March 2013
Training Available to External Companies
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