Controlling Aggressive Responses Effectively (CARE) Certificate Course
C.A.R.E. is designed to teach emergency responders and healthcare professionals how to deal with an aggressive patient with the focus on recognizing a deteriorating situation and safely escaping. Whether the patient is verbally aggressive, physically aggressive or simply uncooperative, healthcare professionals will learn how to deal with the patient safely.
The USF Emergency Medical Response Team hosts this course on the USF campus during National Collegiate EMS Week 2013.
Participants will learn how to protect themselves while they care for their patients.
CARE Course Goals:
• Understand how work place violence is defined
• Understand the extent of the problem in the healthcare setting
• Understand the result of the problem in the healthcare setting
• Learn how to identify signals that may be associated with impending violence
• Learn how to avoid a potential violent situation
• Learn how to deescalate a situation verbally before it becomes physical
• Understand what the most statistically common assaults are in the healthcare setting
• Learn how to control aggressive responses effectively
• Learn what to do after an incident
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