About Physical Intervention
For the safe and legal management of physically challenging behaviour, you require physical intervention skills. Learners attending this course will learn a range of essential skills when working with patients with learning disabilities or mental health problems.
How long will this course take?
This course is 6 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is most popular amongst staff working within health and social care. However, physical intervention is a general skill used in several environments wherein there is any risk of physically challenging behaviour.
What are the main points covered?
Candidates will learn about the triggers of challenging behaviour, the “assault cycle”, the legalities of physical intervention, the techniques for handling physically challenging behaviour and much more.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Physical Intervention Awareness
- Introduction to physical intervention.
- Identifying challenging behaviour and knowing when to intervene.
- Physical intervention techniques, including breaking away and holding.
- Risks involved in physical intervention.
- The Assault Cycle.
- Laws and legislation.
- Triggers of challenging behaviour.
- Causes and diffusion of anger and aggression.
- Unacceptable practice.
- Duty of care.
- Threatening behaviour and physical assault.
- Dementia and how to intervene physically.
Physical Intervention FAQs
What is Physical Intervention?
Physical interventions refer to any method of responding to challenging behaviour that involves some degree of direct physical force to limit movement.
What will I learn in this course?
This course is a must for anyone who works at height in any place – including a place at or below ground level – where they are required to undertake training to prove that they are competent and safe in their work.
When is physical intervention acceptable?
The topic is extremely sensitive and creates many ethical and practical concerns. Our course looks at ways to implement a strategy that is only used when a patient is in danger of injuring themselves or others and without causing pain to the recipient.
What is the Assault Cycle?
The assault cycle identifies the pattern of behaviour that can be observed in many individuals before an act of violence. This cycle is made up of five phases: Trigger, Escalation, Crisis, Recovery and Post-Crisis.