CPI is an international training organisation committed to ‘best practices and safe behaviour management methods that focus on prevention’. Their programmes ‘educate and empower, creating safe and respectful work environments. With this knowledge and the skills learned, professionals are able to enrich both their own lives, and the lives of the individuals in their care.’
There are a number of reasons why an individual living with a dementia or a related condition may act aggressively, such as: feeling frightened, unfamiliar environments and people, expressions of unmet needs, frustration at trying to make themselves understood, and other physical effects of dementia that can impede on an individual’s judgement of a situation.
Our staff are already well trained and experienced in recognising all potentially aggressive behaviour as a form of communication. This two-day foundation programme under CPI’s MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) programme, will further add to their expertise, based on the philosophy of providing the best Care, Welfare, Safety and Security for staff and those under their care that:
- Focuses on prevention, deceleration and avoidance
- Addresses the risks of physical interventions
- Teaches safe, non-harmful interventions
- Offers proven post-incident strategies to prevent future crises
The course will further enhance staff’s professional wellbeing and add to their confidence when defusing potentially challenging situations by:
- Equipping them with the skills to identify early signs that indicate an escalation toward potential aggressive and violent behaviour and to take appropriate measures to avoid, decelerate, and/or de-escalate crisis situations.
- Training them to assess levels of risk associated with crisis behavior and make appropriate decisions related to the management of such risks
- Enabling them to use suitable and acceptable physical interventions to reduce or manage risk behaviour
- Empowering them to identify the impact of crisis events and describe post-crisis responses which can be used for personal and organisational support and learning
By undertaking this vital training, MBi Social Care will demonstrate our compliance and commitment to BILD and CQC regulations. We also anticipate the further input this training will have in the existing positive working cultures within our homes and the relationships underpinned by our adapted triangle of care philosophy – a three-way working relationship between people living in care, their family & relationships, and care professionals.
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