Nurses and EMS professionals on the front lines of community health care and often bear the brunt of physical and verbal aggression from patients, family members, and bystanders.  In fact, according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Survey, 52% of EMS providers admitted having been assaulted on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a nurse was victimized in more than 80% of attacks by patients from 2012 to 2017. Fortis Group can help.  Our proven assault prevention and violent patient management training programs have improved occupational safety, reduced injuries, and mitigated risk for hundreds of healthcare workers.  Our instructors and coaches are the most experienced and proven subject matter experts in assault prevention and violence intervention. 

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Aggression Control Measures for EMS

This 8-hour seminar is designed to enhance the safety and operational skills of the emergency medical services professional when operating in areas prone to violence or when faced with spontaneous aggressive behavior. With an emphasis on simplicity and reasonableness, this training provides a combination of tactical principles; early threat recognition, de-escalation, and simple motor skill development to help EMS personnel quickly identify, control, escape and defend themselves, if necessary, from assault.  The central focus of this training is the unknown hostile incident or spontaneous aggression. Topics include situational awareness including pre-arrival and arrival indicator warning of a potentially violent or hostile encounter, human behaviors, and characteristics often displayed before violence occurs and how to employ conflict avoidance techniques to aid decision making, definitions and laws pertaining to self-defense and the justifications of lawful, reasonable force application, concepts of early threat recognition & response, de-escalation, evasive maneuvers and escaping from spontaneous attacks, simple control maneuvers to safely restrain a patient who becomes violent and post-incident response.

Aggression Control Measures for Nurses

This hands-on seminar is designed to enhance the safety of healthcare professionals when faced with spontaneous aggressive behavior in the clinical and home care settings. With an emphasis on simplicity and reasonableness, this training provides early threat recognition, de-escalation techniques, and simple motor skill patterns to help quickly identify, control, escape and defend, if necessary, from assault.  Topics include risk factors of violence, prevention, and intervention strategies, avoidance maneuvers, definitions and laws pertaining to self-defense and the justifications of lawful, reasonable force application, concepts of early threat recognition & response, de-escalation, evasive maneuvers and escaping from spontaneous attacks, simple control maneuvers to safely restrain a patient who becomes violent and post-incident response.

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