• Safer, everyday practical skills for managing conflict and behaviours of concern

    Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety Training for Nurses and Hospital Staff

    Hospitals can be challenging environments to work in and Maybo provides staff in different roles and services with the knowledge and skills to reduce and de-escalate conflict and safely manage behaviours of concern.

    Proven experience and expertise

    Staff working in hospitals strive to provide the best care for patients who can have diverse and often complex physical, psychological and emotional needs. As a result of these some patients can present 'challenging', unpredictable and risky behaviours. Added to this, staff can experience conflict with relatives and other visitors.

    Maybo’s award-winning training provides staff with positive approaches to behaviours of concern, including safer working practices and effective communication and de-escalation skills.

    Where necessary we can teach simple positioning skills to reduce vulnerability to injury when working in close proximity to patients, plus low arousal disengagement, guiding and redirection skills. In higher risk areas this can extend to clinical holding skills.

    Maybo also trains hospital security and response teams in the above areas and in any additional physical intervention skills required, such as holding and escorting skills.

    We have attained the highest levels of recognition in this area of training, including approval from the Restraint Reduction Network and BILD ACT Certification for our programmes.

    We are the preferred training partner for many respected healthcare providers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    Maybo Training Programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in our healthcare curriculum below

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the trainer

    • Blended

    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      RRN Approved

      This module provides learners with positive and proactive approaches to managing behaviours of concern based on respect for the individual.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Behaviours of concern
      • Rights and responsibilities in your role
      • Plan to reduce risks and vulnerabilities 

      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Common functions of behaviours of concern
      • Instinctive reactions to emotional or threatening situations
      • Potential triggers in self and others you interact with
      • Levels of escalation

      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • Needs and expectations of the people you support and interact with 
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Safer De‑escalation

      RRN Approved

      This module introduces secondary responses to alleviate the situation and prevent distress or behaviours of concern from escalating.

      Dynamic Risk Assessment

      • Maybo SAFER model
      • Risk identification
      • Informed decision-making


      De-escalation Skills

      • Positive, non-aggressive approaches
      • Safer positioning and teamworking skills
      • Strategies to defuse, calm and resolve


      Personal Safety and Post-incident

      • Confronting behaviour
      • Heightened risk indicators
      • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
      • Post-event impact and responsibilities

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional practical strategies for disengaging and reducing the risk of assault.

      It is relevant where behaviours can present risks of harm for people and/or those that support and care for them.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills in healthcare settings
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills


      Defensive Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo disengagement skills

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Redirection and Guiding

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional low arousal redirection and guiding skills. 

      • Training and operational risks
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to prompt or guide an individual
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to re-direct an individual

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Clinical Holding

      RRN Approved

      This module provides non-aggressive physical intervention skills for use as a last resort to prevent harm. Its content is shaped around the specific needs and behaviours of the individuals being cared for.

      The RRN approved restrictive interventions included in the delivery of this module will be assessed to ensure they are suitable for the needs of the people being supported by the participants on each course.

      Where a training needs analysis has highlighted elevated risks to individuals or populations, any additional safeguards, limitations or restrictions will be included in the delivery of this module. 

      Recognising and Reducing Risk

      • Key risk factors of restrictive interventions 
      • Individual and team responsibilities to reduce risk and respond to medical emergencies 

      Clinical Holding Skills

      • Training and operational risks of clinical holding skills
      • Non-aggressive restrictive clinical holding skills

       

      Training in the use of restrictive interventions must only be provided within the context of a commitment to the reduction of the use of all restrictive interventions and the provision of person-centred support.

      Some services and roles may require training in higher levels of intervention and equipment, which Maybo can provide subject to controls.

      See Standard 2.8 of the RRN Training Standards for further guidance on providing staff with restrictive intervention training. 

      This module sits within Maybo's RRN approved curricula for older adults, under Maybo's Certification from the Bild Association of Certified Training

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Very happy with Maybo content and back-up services. I like how the content is aimed at the majority of staff and not just high end situations. The session content and layout of the presentations are a big improvement on previous training packages.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The instructor was highly informative and approachable at all times. They were also clear and concise and conducted the lesson at a safe standard at all times.

      G4S Security - Delegate

    • Please make it known that the whole team had nothing but praise for the trainer and that even the “old hands” found it very stimulating as he raised issues in a very understandable way. May I comment that as a general rule, I have never known of any candidates coming away without having gained a lot from these refresher courses.

      Medirest Services - Security Manager

    • Please pass on my thanks to both trainers. The training was exactly what we required for our Bridge Attendants and they all learnt a lot from it.

      Clifton Suspension Bridge - Bridgemaster

    • We have seen a reduction in the number of reported physical assaults of 11% trust-wide so far and up to a 60% reduction in targeted wards.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

    • Maybo has great content relevant to hospital and health services. Experienced trainers were able to take-away some excellent strategies that can be delivered in such a way that feels comfortable and natural. The Maybo trainer was patient and informative and this was appreciated. Quality course/quality trainer. Thanks.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The level of service and attentiveness to client needs is unparalleled.

      LeisureSec

    • Excellent training session. Kept us all interested for the whole day. Would highly recommend.

      McDonald's Restaurants - Delegate

    • They have extensive demonstrated
      experience in the delivery of conflict resolution and
      assault avoidance training in the health care sector both in
      Australia, and around the world. It has a layered and blended approach. They provide a
      comprehensive training program to meet the needs of staff
      in different service areas, all are based on a human rights.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The training design was based on a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis informed by a bespoke staff survey and review of incidents. It has been an incredibly thorough and risk/evidence-based approach. Evaluation of this training by security and clinical staff has been very positive.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

    • It has been a pleasure working with Maybo to coordinate St Mungo’s conflict management learning programme. This solution is ideal for staff and the pre and post support from Maybo is excellent.

      St Mungo's

    • Maybo has worked closely with BSUH to develop and enhance the violence reduction training we deliver to frontline staff. The passion, knowledge, commitment and support to the Trust and more generally in developing effective evidence-based violence reduction programmes for healthcare settings, mark them out as an organisation the Trust is pleased to continue to work with.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

    • The Maybo Train the Trainer programme has enabled us to deliver Maybo’s excellent training to staff with our own trainers who have the knowledge and experience of the issues faced by the organisation. Staff in high-risk roles were given the confidence to deal safely with violent incidents.

      NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    • The course alerted managers to how sensitive management of people after a violent incident can reduce trauma symptoms and aid recovery.

      Mothercare - Profit Protection

    • Maybo's licensed programme gives us the control and flexibility we need to train our staff effectively.

      Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust

    • Very professional instructors with good background knowledge of the Ambulance Service. Always willing to suggest solutions to possible problems.

      South Central Ambulance Service

    • May I say a big thank you for the Maybo violence and aggression course for the ITU nurses. I attended the course today and it was excellent. I think the staff would all agree that the knowledge and skills taught will be hugely beneficial, but in addition, it was a great team-building exercise too. I feel it is imperative that all our ITU nurses attend this course.

      Ashford & St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - ITU Nurse

    • Having provided training for us for many years, we have found Maybo to be very professional. Maybo training gives you peace of mind that your staff will be safer.

      City of Westminster

    • The online training has worked well. We’ve been able to reduce abstraction time for staff for direct training from two days to one.

      Debenhams - Operations Team

    • Training was contemporaneous and provided contextually. Impressed with the overall content.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The training package was facilitated clearly, concisely and in an easy to understand way. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable of the course content and catered for the diverse group of learners really well. The trainer kept us on track and encouraged everyone to engage and bring their own experiences. We all had a fabulous week.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The training, certification and resources provided by Maybo are of the highest quality and will help ensure ISS, its employees and customers receive the best guidance and protection available.

      ISS

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