De-escalation of aggressive patients - session one

Eastern Melbourne PHN has invited Tracey Gardiner from Health Industry Employment Services (HIES) for a series of two vital webinars for general practice nurses and receptionists

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Practice manager General practitioner Practice staff Practice nurse
  • Date

    Tuesday 12th July 2022

  • Time

    12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • Venue

    Online Event

Event Details

Eastern Melbourne PHN has invited Tracey Gardiner from Health Industry Employment Services (HIES) for a series of two vital webinars for general practice nurses and receptionists

About the presenter:

Tracey is a registered nurse of 30 years who has worked in mental health and Emergency departments in several countries including UK New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. Tracey holds a masters degree in mental health and has worked for Queensland Health as an aggressive behaviour management instructor.

In Australia, violence and aggression is on the rise, with unemployment, a growing drug problem, and societal changes relating from COVID-19 and staff not equipped to deal with this growing aggression.

Learning objectives:

  • using body language to calmand de-escalate a situation
  • how to assess the level of aggression/anger from the subject
  • helpful phrases and words to de-escalate rather than escalate a situation
  • communication and de-escalation techniques
  • what is considered self defence ,and how staff can legally protect themselves against violence
  • how to de-escalate face to face and telephone aggression and dealing with inappropriate comments
  • scenario based learning.

All registrants will also be able to access some great resources to have in the clinic and place in reception ‘ Challenging Patient Resources Pack’

These are two sessions that will follow on from each other so it is really important that both sessions are attended.

Next session: De-escalation of aggressive patients scenario - session two - 26 July 2022 12.30-1.30pm.


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