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THE SAFE Approach Seminar – Dallas Central

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June 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seats Available: 20

4-Hour Hands On Seminar focuses on educating and training nurses in effective communication & safety awareness skills as well as techniques for de-escalation and, if necessary, physical self protection when encountering actual or potential workplace violence situations.

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The S.A.F.E. Approach - 4-Hour Hands On Seminar was specifically designed for nurses and healthcare employees who experience constant patient and/or public interaction in an increasingly volatile and potentially dangerous hospital environment. The first half of the 4-hour seminar is focused on safety awareness, communication and de-escalation skills for management of conflict and aggression. The second half of the course is focused on physical self-protection skills and techniques including escape and defense from: chokes, grabs, bear hugs, punches, scenarios of being knocked to the ground, clawing & biting. The primary goal of The SAFE Approach is the Safety of nurses and those they interact with on a daily basis. Safety is achieved by the Attitude we carry in every human interaction, our Focus on the task at hand, and how well we listen and communicate Empathy to others. The S.A.F.E. Approach philosophy is built upon the acronym S.A.F.E. Safety: The primary goal of The S.A.F.E. Approach program is to ensure the safety of our student healthcare professionals. A well-educated student is an empowered student and an empowered student is a confident student. Confidence in oneself displaces fear and creates a safe environment for the student and for all others with whom they interact. Attitude: Our attitude directly impacts and effects the outcomes of all communication and interactions. Education on types of attitudes and techniques on how to work with various attitude types assists students in communicating more effectively, efficiently and safely. Focus: Awareness of our self, others and our environment requires training. The S.A.F.E. Approach   develops a mindset to focus on the task at hand and the person with whom we are interacting. Empathy:  Listening and relating to others are critical components in effective communication, conflict de-escalation and resolution. The S.A.F.E. Approach takes an empathetic path towards achieving these objectives by building a foundation upon the old saying “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Doors open 30 minutes prior to class start time) 2 hours of interactive PowerPoint presentation covering:
  • Effective Interpersonal Communication
    • Impact of attitude effecting the communication process
    • Education, observation and implementation of Verbal & Non-Verbal communication skills
    • Proactive Listening skills, training and activity
  • Safety Awareness
    • Levels of Mental Awareness
    • Personal Safety Awareness
    • Environmental Safety Awareness
    • Assessing Potential Threats
    • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Recognition and Diffusion of Conflict and Aggression
    • Understanding the components of conflict
    • Conflict Management Styles & Techniques
    • Appropriate Use of Emotion
    • Verbal Deflection Skills
2 hours of Physical Self Protection skills covering:
  • Use of barriers & equalizers to create distance
  • Self-protection and escape from grabs, chokes, punches, bear hugs, bites, claws, etc.
  • Self-protection if knocked to ground
$59 for Single Registration $54 per student for Multiple Registrations $54 per student if Hosting Course by providing room $49 per student if providing room and full registration of 20 students ($980 total) For multiple registrations and a discount, please contact us here and include details of the event and registrants.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The attendee will receive 4 nursing contact hours. To receive those contact hours the participant must attend 100 percent of the scheduled program, complete a post-test and make a score of 80 or above, post course evaluation and participate in skills demonstration. The presenters/planners/content reviewers have disclosed no conflicts of interest for today’s presentations. MW MSD Approval #: MO617-1045
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