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Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence


The aim of this Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence Course is to equip the learner with the ability to provides staff members with the knowledge, confidence and skill in recognising the early indicators, assessing and de-escalating aggressive behaviours encountered within the context of their role.

Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence Course Contents

  • - Theory of violence and aggression in the workplace (elearning)
  • - What violence and aggression in the workplace is
  • - Understanding and managing conflict within healthcare
  • - Ethical & Legal requirements associated with violence and aggression
  • - Strategies to avoid occurrences of aggression and violence
  • - Identification, assessment and resolution of conflict
  • - Recognition, assessment and management of escalating situations.
  • - Assault cycle
  • - Recognition and assessment of the escalation process
  • - Use of stage specific de-escalation skills
  • - Service user and situation specific risk assessment and management.
  • - Verbal de-escalation skills
  • - Management of verbal aggression
  • - Crisis management
  • - Physical and psychological risks involved in physical interventions
  • - Safe practice in lone working and working alone
  • - Personal safety in providing physical care
  • - Risks associated with the use of physical interventions
  • - Physical Interventions and breakaway techniques (Classroom)
  • - Physical intervention
  • - Team Physical techniques
  • - Disengagement interventions
  • - Safe physical containment
  • - Evasive techniques
  • - Immobilizing and transporting patients

This course is based on the HSE’s Policy on the Prevention and Management of Work-Related Aggression & Violence 2018, their Strategy for Managing Work-related Aggression and Violence within the Irish Health Service 2008 and the Mental Health Commissions’ Code of Practice on the use of Physical Restraint.

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Entry requirements:  
Learners should have a good command of English. They should have basic IT skills. If unsure, this can be assessed on this website.

Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence  - Course Training Delivery Approach and Location

This course is 1 day in duration and is delivered in the classroom.
Learners must be present online for the fully duration. They are expected to actively engage in the course through completion of polls and responding to questions.

Technical Support:  
If learners have any academic IT issues they can contact the trainer by email at info@securitysafety.ie.

On successful completion of this course learners will receive a Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence Course (PMAV) Certificate.


Rates: TBC
Cost per individual: TBC
Group rate: Group rates available upon request.


Max participants: TBC


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Course Content

1. Introduction to Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence

2. PMAV and the Law

3. PMAV Risk Assessment

4. Assault Cycle

3. PMAV Skills



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