07 Oct Safe skill station in de-escalation. Sociological and practical training approaches
Safe skill station in de-escalation. Sociological and practical training approaches
Poster presentation42Lene Lauge Berring, Region Zealand Psychiatry, Denmark; Lise Bachmann Østergaard, Region Zealand Psychiatry, Slagelse, Denmark
Jurriaanse FoyerFri 11:00 - 12:00
Frequent staff exposure to violence and aggression can be a traumatic experience and may cause several problems in patients and in the workforce. For all parties it can lead to secondary traumatic stress.The aim was to develop and test a skill-station in de-escalation and explore how this can improve the safety in hospitals By means of the Co-operative Inquiry method a skill station was developed and tested at three wards (Psychiatry, Emergency department and Neurology). Focus groups with participants were used to refine the different parts before it was released for general use.Safe skill-station in de-escalation is helpful in regards of gaining knowledge of how to cope with agitated behavior among patients and their relatives.ConclusionThe skill station replaces classroom teaching and apply a way of learning familiar to clinical staff. We anticipate that skill-station in de-escalation will prevent the use of coercive measures and staff injuries.