Training for Secure Escort Teams from Dynamis – https://www.dynamis.training/ambulance-service-escort-paramedic/ – Secure Escort Courses – Safety Training for Mental Health Escort or Paramedic Personnel
Personal Safety for Secure Escort Teams
Secure Escort personnel are frequently exposed to the risk of aggression and violence because of the nature of the work. Tasking is often require Secure Escort teams to be the first people on scene at an accident or an incident where the vulnerable people involved may be distressed or agitated because of poor mental health or are suffering from the effects of drugs and alcohol. Developing effective habits and attitudes for maintaining situation awareness and personal safety in such Secure Escort situations is a critical area for staff both new to the job and veterans. Our 9 attitudes methodology provides a framework for developing these skills and our conflict resolution program helps to ensure that Contacts with persons in the community are both non-escalatory and effective.
Secure Escort-specific Breakaway Skills programme
Where Secure Escort personnel are confronted with acts of physical violence, the use of force may become necessary and therefore it is prudent for services to provide training and skills for disengagement and breakaway for personnel. Our system of self protection offers, in a short period of time, skills which are instinctive, easy to learn, are retained well over time and which are extremely effective in helping Secure Escort staff to prevent themselves being injured in the result of physical attack. Because the methods we use are based on human survival instincts, they are very court defensible and appropriate for use by healthcare staff.
Control Tactics for Ambulance Service Restraint Scenarios
There are times in some circumstances when, whether with police assistance or when police are attending a call with paramedics, that the use of force to control or restraint a patient becomes necessary.
The situations may arise when Secure Escort personnel are attempting to prevent a great harm from occurring when a patient is refusing treatment or refusing to attend hospital at that time when they are judged not to have capacity to make these decisions, for example. In these limited scenarios the skilful application of control tactics and restraint procedures, while working as part of the Secure Escort team, can reduce the risk of potential harm to the patient and increase the overall safety of the attending personnel.
Ambulance Service Secure Escort Tasks
Where the Secure Escort service is engaging in a transport task, often it will be necessary for the Secure Escort team to have a full understanding and knowledge of the control and restraint tactics which may be appropriate to safely complete the transport of a patient. This sometimes will include the use of holding techniques and procedures which reduce the risk of the patient absconding from the care custody custody and control of the health service in which they have been placed. Secure escort staff may need to have a high level competency in these tactics in order to safely carry out their taskings.
Restraint Devices for Secure Escort – Handcuffs, Soft-Cuffs and Soft Restraint Systems
For some high secure patients it will be necessary for escort staff to safely apply restraint devices. Training should ensure that any application of restraint devices is both safe and appropriate and effective, proportionate to the needs identified in the escorting procedure. For example, handcuff training should include elements of the proper care of the devices, the mechanical principles which underline their use, the legal rules which accompany their use and tactics for use with both compliant subjects and non-compliant subjects.
Communication: Verbalisation skills for communicating under pressure and de-escalation in high-risk Secure Escorts
Duty of Care: Understanding where the duty begins and ends and who carries responsibility for restraint during Secure Escort.
Reasonable Force Rules: Understanding Reasonable Force for
Breakaway Control and Restraint on Secure Escorts
Risk Awareness: What are the risks of physical restraint intervention and how to reduce or avoid them
Personal Safety: Building effective habits and attitudes for enhanced safety on ambulance Secure Escort calls
Teamwork: Working in cooperation with team-mates in high-risk restraint and non-restraint situations
Restraint Tactics: Reliable and Robust methods for last-resort physical intervention resolution of high-risk Secure Escort conflict situations.0:2:48