Courses and programs

EDVPM Physical Skills Emergency Department Workshop


Welcome to EDVPM Physical Skills Workshop.

The EDVPM Physical Skills workshop briefly revises the pre-requisite modules and focuses on learning and practicing personal safety and team restraint techniques. Effective communication and de-escalation skills are an important part of the workshop. This workshop is specific to emergency department staff.

This module contains information that may be emotionally confronting for some people. If you find it raises any concerns please speak to your manager or contact the Employee Assistance Program

A certificate is issued on completion of the learning path.


After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of self, environment and others in relation to violence prevention and management
  • Apply a risk assessment approach to preventing and responding to workplace violence
  • Use techniques and restraints to maintain personal safety when responding to a violent person.


This module is is designed for NSW Health Nursing, Allied Health, Medical Staff, Security staff completing the EDVPM program and may qualify for up to 1 day of Continuous Professional Development