Updated: Jun 9
Why are Hospital Systems moving toward new Workplace Violence Training Prevention?
RCT and SRT Programs on the Rise!
We learned a lot during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only were lives lost, but lives were also changed long term. The psychological effects are only beginning to surface and the challenges for the health care industry are seen with the rise of workplace violence incidents at our hospitals.
Unfortunately, our health care Heroes are on the receiving end of the abuse and are ill equipped to keep themselves safe during a crisis. The outdated methods of training our security and clinical staff have received in the past must evolve and continue to evolve to keep our Heroes safe. That is why progressive health care systems are changing over to Response Control Techniques (RCT) and Staff Response Training (SRT) as their primary training programs. These programs are designed to evolve and adapt to the many different scenarios our health care heroes encounter. With a realistic and practical approach staff learn skills ranging from de-escalation, body embracing techniques, and awareness skills engineered to keep both the patient and staff safe.
What do we offer that other Companies do not?
De-escalating and redirecting in a crisis will always remain the absolute goal. This is not debatable. But with the instability and the unexpected outbursts that come with mental and behavioral health encounters, we must always prepare for the unexpected and ultimately a physical encounter. Staff need a training program that can adapt to the wide demographics seen in health care such as age, stature, and diagnosis.
I just wanted to provide some feedback regarding our recent training sessions. The staff collectively was very satisfied and have verbalized that this was "the best" training they have ever had. They were very happy with the physical training along with the reasoning and backing for why certain moves are performed. They thought that your staff were very receptive and informative. The nurses were very honored and humbled by the respect that you and your staff had for them. Furthermore, your acknowledgement of how hard the ED nurses work and what the ED nurse’s daily struggles are regarding nursing and safety, hit home with them. On behalf of the ED family, we thank you and your staff for their hard work and dedication to our training and for your commitment and sacrifice as Officers and Troopers.
We look forward to working with you for the rest of our sessions and in the future.
Samuel F. P.
Samuel F. P. - B.S.N., B.A., RN
Assistant Nurse Manager