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Healthcare Myth: Violence is Part of the Job

Violence is part of the job? Joel Lashley from Vistelar Another myth that gets us in so much trouble is the myth that violence is part of the job in health care. From a certain point of view, that’s absolutely true. I mean, health care providers are five to...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

There are better and less-better Restraint Techniques The image accompanying this post was apparently taken in 1907 of the City of London Police learning or demonstrating restraint techniques.   They are clearly wearing jackets which suggest that there may have been...

Safe Holding with Older People – Scotland

Safe Holding Training to deal with Distressed Behaviour with Older People in Care Gerard O’Dea our Director of Training was recently asked to provide an opinion on how care homes in Scotland can deal with the issues of distressed, difficult or dangerous...

Restraint Training: Leaving the ‘Control’ in Control and Restraint

Leaving the ‘Control’ in Control and Restraint A leading professor in mental health has suggested that we remove the word ‘Control’ from the term ‘Control and Restraint’. Taking the ‘control’ out of ‘control and...