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EDVPM Physical Skills Emergency Department Workshop-Train the Trainer


Welcome to the EDVPM Physical Skills Train the Trainer Workshop.

The EDVPM Physical Skills workshop - Train the Trainer briefly revises the pre-requisite modules and focuses on learning, practicing and teaching personal safety and team restraint techniques. Effective communication and de-escalation skills are an important part of the workshop. The Train the Trainer workshop allows time for participants to be assessed by facilitators regarding the workshop content. This workshop is specific to emergency department staff.

A certificate is issued on completion of the learning path.


On successful completion of the 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
  • Describe and display techniques to participants to enhance their understanding.


This workshop is is designed for NSW Health Nursing, Allied Health, Medical Staff, Security staff working in Emergency Departments  and may qualify for up to 2 days of Continuous Professional Development.