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.

Course Content:

  • 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
    • Resident behavior
    • Environmental factors
    • Caregiver factors
  • 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
    • SPACE
    • PRESENCE
    • HIT
    • KICK
    • WRIST GRAB
    • CHOKE HOLD
    • SIDE ARM CHOCK
    • HAIR PULL
    • CLOTHES PULL
    • BITES
  • Violence Prevention
  • Preventing Assaults
  • De-escalation Measures
  • 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

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