Course Overview
To give staff the confidence and principles to safely hold and/or restrict a client, acting as part of a team, enabling them to manage situations to prevent injury to clients and those around them
Target Staff Group
Inpatient Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers, AHPs and AHP Assistants working in Forensic Mental Health Services, Adult Mental Health and Older Peoples Services
Course Prerequisites
Initial: Not applicable
Update: DMI Foundation Physical Intervention 5 Day Initial Course
HASAW Act 1974, risk assessment, national guidelines, e.g. NICE and NHS Protect, ethics, duty of care, statute law, e.g. MHA, criminal and common law, physiology and anatomy, defining violence, aggression and challenging behaviour. A wide range of holding principles including seated, standing, prone and supine positions and disengagement principles. This course includes PSTS, Basic Life Support and Rapid Tranquilisation training
Delivery Method
Refresher Period
Initial course on appointment followed by an annual update. Please note if your DMI compliance expires without a refresher you will be require to attend the 5 day course again.
Initial: 5 days
Update: 2 days
How to Book
The initial course is booked for new starters by the Learning & Development Team or you can book via ESR. Please book your 2 day update via ESR.