PMVA

Breakaways & Conflict Resolution

This 1-day course aims to prepare the participants to manage the risk of physical assault in the workplace, giving knowledge around the use of force and the law, along with other skills to recognise, prevent and diffuse escalating situations. Physical skills are taught in order for staff to react efficiently when they are faced with...

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Restraint, safe holds & escorting

Duration and contents of this course will depend on your needs as an organisation in regards to service user group and environment. Our training courses are designed specifically to your needs, and we only deliver the physical intervention skills that you require to be able to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for all. This...

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Annual Refresher

Our one-day annual refresher courses are for those that have completed a full physical intervention course. The content of the course will depend on organisational needs and previous training. Delivered at your premises (if appropriate) or we can find an alternative venue.

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Training Needs Analysis & Consultancy

Our training courses are designed specifically to your needs, and we only deliver the physical intervention skills that you require to be able to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. We work within numerous healthcare settings and can help you recognise, prevent and manage the challenges you face at work while maintaining a person-centred approach....

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Our PMVA courses are delivered by approved ‘A grade’ GSA tutors who have years of experience working within challenging care environments. We strongly share the ethos of the GSA regarding the Recognition, Prevention and Therapeutic Management of violence and Aggression.

We agree that any form of physical intervention should be a very LAST RESORT and that all other options are fully exhausted.

We adhere to national guidance from the DOH (Department of Health) and N.I.C.E (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) regarding least restrictive practice and promoting Positive and Proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions.

Who needs PMVA training?

Employees or individuals who may be exposed to violence and aggression during the course of their duties and need to employ all aspects of conflict management through to breakaway and/or physical restraint.

This may include personnel from the following:

  • NHS
  • Community Health Workers
  • Mental Health services (working-age adults, older age and youth services)
  • Learning Disability services
  • GP surgeries
  • Care home staff
  • Children's services

Any person working within a violent or aggressive work environment as defined by the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM).

Why is there a need for this training?

Research:
Physical assaults on staff recorded within the NHS (NHS protect) shows that they are rising particularly in the mental health and learning disability sector.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):
Recommends that staff in areas where violent behaviour is an identified risk should have breakaway training as a minimum.

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE):
Support the NMC recommendation and give clinical guidance initiatives

Mental Heath Act Commission (MHAC):
States that staff should be trained in appropriate methods of managing violence within mental health settings.

Benefits of our Training:

  • Increases staff confidence
  • Encourages “Duty of Care” in physical response situations
  • Consistency in approach from an organisational perspective
  • Encourages reporting which makes monitoring and auditing more accurate, enhancing clinical governance process

Training Needs Analysis and Consultancy

Our training courses are designed specifically to your needs, and we only deliver the physical intervention skills that you require to be able to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.

We work within numerous healthcare settings and can help you recognise, prevent and manage the challenges you face at work while maintaining a person-centred approach, we adapt to your needs, working environment and those who use your services.

MPIRE Training can help you with your training needs assessment as part of our consultancy service, by spending time in your environment we will help determine your training needs in relation to PMVA, we will also advise on plans that you may want to put in place for individuals such as positive behaviour support/advance directives for those that you may find challenging to maintain and improve the therapeutic relationships and to increase and promote recovery and support.

Next Steps…

Contact a member of the team to request more information, discuss your training needs and how we can help you be safe within your working environment.

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Office01452 909242