Course Title: Understanding Behaviours that Challenge and Breakaway Techniques
Course length – 5-6 hours
Maximum number to attend - 15
This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care
The course will provide delegates with an understanding of behaviours that challenge.It will identify relevant legislation and provide knowledge of de-escalation techniques.
The second session of the training will include breakaway techniques and a practical session.
Introduction to behaviours that challenge
Define behaviours that challenge in a health and social care context
Explain the importance of appropriate language to describe behaviours that challenge
Identify a range of behaviours that people may find challenging
Health and social care workers own responsibilities in relation to behaviours that challenge
Explain their own roles and responsibilities in relation to legislative framework surrounding behaviours that challenge including (but not limited to) the following:
Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2006
Equality Act 2010
Human Rights Act 1998
Mental Capacity Act 2005
Health and Social Care Act 2008
Positive and Proactive Care (DOH 2014)
Describe responsibilities in relation to ‘Duty of Care’.
Describe what is meant by restrictive practice and restraint.
Identify warning signs from the body that a person is becoming upset or angry
Explain how to assess the immediate risk of harm
Outline the continuum of aggression and what to do at each stage
Identify potential triggers to behaviours that can challenge
List a range of de-escalation methods
Identify unhelpful reactions and own behaviours to avoid when dealing with challenging situations
Describe how our attitudes, values and behaviour can impact the outcome of challenging situations
Describe a range of effective communication skills to help de-escalate situations
Practical Session Breakaway Techniques
Demonstrate a range of breakaway techniques that can be used in a variety of settings including people with dementia and learning disabilities.
These techniques include:
Non-confrontational body posture
Defensive body posture
Wrist grabs (one handed and two handed)
Non – contact guide from one area to another
Non harmful/low contact escort (person still free to move)
Supplementary techniques can be discussed.
Please note:- this course does not cover practical restraint techniques
All delegates must be able to take part in the practical session to attend this course.
All delegates will be required to undertake a written and practical assessment for successful completion of this course
All delegates will need to be able to attend the full 6 hour course for successful completion.
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