Reducing restraint and improving safe practice in acute care
PLEASE NOTE: Participants must attend a one-day masterclass as well as a simulation day
This is a course funded by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) as part of a package of projects to improve the mental health crisis pathway within its acute trust settings.
This a two-day course that will consist of one day theory-based workshop with the other day simulation based.
This course is aimed at ward clinical staff, allied health professionals and ward security staff who may be called upon to manage incidents of violence and aggression. It is suitable for professionals who need to develop skills and knowledge about their role in reducing restrictive practices in acute settings.
Trust support structures, policies and resources will be clearly outlined. It will explore the management and leadership qualities that are required by anyone acting in such roles.
Participants will be involved in a day of classroom-based education covering causes of aggression, risk assessment and management of same; patient safety; common mental health diagnoses, symptoms, and behaviour; stigma and physical health outcomes for patients with Serious Mental Illness.
The simulation day will be a series of simulated scenarios using actors as simulated patients. Debriefing models will be employed to assist participants to learn positively and constructively from the experience
- Be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of the nurses and security staff when managing incidents in a hospital setting.
- Have increased awareness and knowledge of a range of interpersonal skills in relation to de-escalation.
- Feel more confident when working with mental health presentations in acute settings.
- Understand the role of good quality communication when working with these patients.
- Be more confident to assess and manage anger and frustration when exhibited by any patient.
- Have a greater understanding of the stigma faced by patients with Mental health diagnoses.
- Better understand the role of human factors or non-technical skills, e.g., situational awareness, leadership, team working, in psychiatric emergencies.
- Demonstrate increased confidence in managing common clinical incidents
- Demonstrate improved inter-disciplinary working.
- Be able to use a systematic approach to assess and manage aggression and violence in medical settings.
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