Reducing restraint and improving safe practice in acute care

Course information
Course start date is passed
Length and time
2 days
Course information
Course start date is passed
Length and time
2 days
Course description

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.

Course programme

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

Learning objectives
  • 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.
Date options

Each co-hort will have to attend the workshop and then either simulation day one or simulation day two.

Co-hort A

Workshop: 10/01/22

Simulation day group 1A: 12/01/22

Simulation day group 2A: 13/01/22

Co-hort B

Workshop: 25/01/22

Simulation day group 1B: 26/01/22

Simulation day group 2B: 27/01/22

Co-hort C

Workshop: 28/02/22

Simulation day group 1C: 01/03/22

Simulation day group 2C: 03/03/22

Co-hort D

Workshop: 14/03/22

Simulation day group 1D: 15/03/22

Simulation day group 2D: 17/03/22

Co-hort E

Workshop: 28/03/22

Simulation day group 1E: 30/03/22

Simulation day group 2E: 31/03/22

Course schedule

Course start date is passed
Target audience
Selected KCH ward staff.
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