Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB)/ AB-508 Violence Prevention
Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB)/AB-508 Violence Prevention
Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) or AB-508 Violence Prevention is a Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) course that is required for healthcare providers who require a certification in managing aggressive behavior in the outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, emergency department, and other healthcare settings. It is also intended for those non-healthcare providers and/or individuals desiring to learn how to manage assaultive and aggressive behaviors by de-escalating situations to prevent any potential assaults on patients, staff, personnel, or laypersons.
The Law requires this for all healthcare personnel assigned to the Emergency Departments or working in psychiatric facilities, where management of assaultive behavior and violence prevention is needed.
This class is also intended for those who desire to know how to handle confidently difficult situations to act appropriately and steadfast, feel safer with a preventative and defensive approach, and be more confidant in handling yourself in instances where you need to use your sound training and logic over brute physical strength regardless of your size and stature.
Specific healthcare and non-healthcare/layperson providers who need MAB/AB-508: Emergency department and psychiatric employees, staff, and personnel such ED and psychiatric physicians, nurses (CNAs, LVNs, LPNs, RNs, MSNs, etc.); respiratory therapists, paramedics; EMTs; technicians; social workers; LMFTs; physical therapists; security guards; law enforcement; and lay persons.
MAB/AB-508 Course Introduction
Settings Where MAB/AB-508 Course May Be Required
Major Topics Discussed
Scene safety, always having a back-up, and knowing whereabouts
Handling of aggressive behavior
STAGES OF ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR
Stage 1 – CALM
Stage 2 – INCREASED ANXIETY
Stage 3 – ATTENTION SEEKING
Stage 4 – DEFENSIVENESS
Stage 5 – CHALLENGING
Stage 6 – PHYSICALLY ACTING OUT
Stage 7 – LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Behaviors your clients are exhibiting
Best action for these Problems
Reporting to your supervisors and superiors about assaultive behaviors and especially injuries
Documentation of assaultive behaviors
Universal Precautions such as washing hands and using personal protective equipment (PPE)
GOLDEN RULES OF SAFETY
SAFE SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
SIDE ARM CHOCK
Approaching difficult situations in a calm, rational manner to defuse any crises leading to assaultive behavior, violence prevention, and assaults
Prevention of unmanageable and dangerous assault and physical confrontation
Defending and protecting people in potentially difficult crises
Recognize the features related to destructive and forceful behavior in patients and victims.
Other Course Focuses:
Dependable methods of crisis mediation and crisis avoidance
Goals for MAB/AB-508 course are to learn proven and trusted non-physical psychomotor skills that will give a person confidence in de-escalating difficult situations and violent behavior
Responding to crises utilizing the most minimal deterring interventions
Know, prevent, and avert the red flags and warning signs
Triggers for assaultive behaviors and violence
Using personal safety techniques during difficult situations
Debriefing methods in order to understand, prevent, and improve upon constructive interventions for managing assaultive behaviors and violence
Scheduling & Discounts:
Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
Enrollment is limited
Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
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