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Violent Patient Management Instructor is a certification course that was developed to deal with higher levels of resistance than traditional passive restraint techniques could handle.
VIOLENT PATIENT MANAGEMENT
Associate Staff Instructor
VIOLENT PATIENT MANAGEMENT Instructor is a certification course that was developed to deal with higher levels of resistance than traditional passive restraint techniques could handle. In 2017 this was a particularly popular Instructor School that I conducted four times. I first held a seminar for officers from five hospitals from UPMC. That was followed by two seminars for St. Clair Hospital. This particular hospital has been very supportive of the Violent Patient Management program and has sent numerous officers through the course.
Lastly, I was asked to conduct this seminar for the University of California At Davis in Sacramento, California. There were 22 participants from various departments of the UC Davis Medical Center and an officer from the training division of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The UC Davis Medical Center is a perfect example of how PPCT programs can be tailored for individual facilities/departments. As Instructors, they were required to learn all the techniques in the program. But when the program was prepared for implementation at the medical center, they chose to teach selected techniques to their staff. PPCT stands behind all of its techniques, whether or not an entire program is used by the staff members. The only requirements are that the Instructor must have current PPCT Certification, and the techniques must be from one of PPCT's programs.
If a hospital finds that its current training does not meet all the needs of the staff when dealing with patients and/or others in the hospital, the PPCT Violent Management Program is certainly something they should consider.
About the Author: Jack Leonard is a retired peace officer with over twenty years of law enforcement experience. He was first certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor in 1981, and he has been teaching PPCT courses since 1987.