Health, Aged Care and Community Services

HEALTH, AGED CARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

ALL FRONT LINE HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE STAFF – BOTH ON AND OFF SITE

The front-line staff working within our health sector are increasingly facing situations of aggression and violence from patients and visitors. Emerging threats such as the escalating use of illicit drugs like ‘ICE’ within the community present professionals with challenging situations. Code Grey & Black situations are the most dangerous and involve persons presenting threats towards staff and other public and include acts of violence or aggression by those entering the precinct. A coordinated response is required with specific roles and responsibilities to ensure all involved remain safe.

PCC provide training programs to cater to this need in the form of the ‘Code Grey & Black’ response course for both on-site and off-site staff. Currently underway across a number of hospitals and centres in regional and metropolitan area Victoria the course is providing valuable skills to those confronted with such incidents and includes Front-line adaptive communication (FLAC), risk assessment practices and team tactics.

Our off-site program focuses on those staff required to attend to out-patients and tasks away from the hospital or centre, sometimes in remote areas, and where home visits are required. Attendance to these duties can often prevent hazards and threats to safety calling for sound approach and risk analysis processes. Included in the course, PCC deliver a defensive tactics component which enables staff to escapes from physical holds and expedite withdrawal from unsafe environments.

The training is suitable for all front-line health professionals working within hospitals, medical centres, consulting suites or attending to duties off-site.

Products applicable:

  • Front-line adaptive communication (FLAC) program
    • Safety and Tactics
    • Behavioural Detection
    • Psychological aspects
  • Code Grey / Black 4 & 8 hour programs (on-site / off-site)
  • Critical incident Response Team program – 16 hours
  • Violence Prevention Program
  • Behavioural targeting and questioning course – various dependent upon client needs

WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Learning the best and most effective ways to keep situations calm and to also protect yourself at the same time.

Vasey RSL, July 2022

The role playing was very useful including the various experiences related by the facilitators. The training was conducted in a lively, highly interactive manner yet very informative with practical applications of what had been learned.

Vasey RSL, July 2022

Best part was the real life story situations told by the facilitator. Realistic small actions that will have a massive impact.

Yarra City Council, June 2022

The hospital environment is often and aggressive workplace with increasing numbers of potentially aggressive and violent patients and families. The de-escalation strategies that we have learnt and had reinforced today have been fantastic. Thank you!

North East Health Wangaratta, June 2022

Need more session like this for workplaces, great to see people like you looking out for others safety.

North East Health Wangaratta, June 2022

Real life situations, very helpful. 10/10

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, June 2022

Fantastic instructors, excellent demonstrators + visual aids, well-practiced with incorporation of great practical experience.

Rochester & Elmore District Health Service, June 2022

Best training course that I have attended!!

Rochester & Elmore District Health Service, June 2022

Course was very well put together! Thanks heaps!

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Aug 2022

Entertaining, funny and useful information.

Kinetic Melbourne. Oct 2022

Very supportive training and facilitators always lending a helping hand.

Sheriff's Office Victoria, July 2022

This can be applied to any workplace and/or any communities.

First People's, Feb 2022

This training has given me more confidence to manage occupational violence

Wellways Australia, Feb 2022

It was all great information and great facilitators which makes a huge difference! Thank you.

Wellways Australia, March 2022

Amazing real life scenarios, very relatable performance, interactions, everything on-point!

Dental Health Services Victoria, May 2022

Content was appropriate and relevant and can see how I could easily put into practice.

Gateway Health, April 2022

Gave me a lot of confidence to listen to my gut, or spidey senses, and trust those feelings. Also to not put up with unacceptable behaviours and to report incidents without hesitation.

ACT Ambulance Service, Feb 2022

Best training sessions I have been to and I have been in the water industry for over 30 years.

Goulburn-Murray Water, Aug 2022

The session prompted some discussion in our team of some incidents that have occurred to individuals before, which was very good that people felt able to share.

South Gippsland Shire Council, Oct 2022

Clear understanding of the procedures and stances / language that should be used. Excellent and realistic presentation.

Metro Trains, Feb 2019

The theory content was fantastic with new material learnt & refreshing on very important topics of communication effectively.

Sheriff’s Office Victoria, March 2021

  Assisted role play with explanatory and physical tutoring was very helpful towards expressing the content.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, May 2021

Fantastic trainers – very knowledgeable and excellent presentation skills and very adaptive. Able to listen and respond to all questions / work scenarios.

Epworth Healthcare, May 2021

Delivered by people who understand our real time feeling in job settings and extremely relevant content for on road staff. Refreshing to get some hands on defence skills appropriate for on road situations.

ST John WA paramedic, October 2021

Great delivery. Good use of practical demonstration. Sensitive to individual history and experience.

ST John WA paramedic, October 2021

Content was helpful and insightful. The core ideas were explained in a simple manner and decluttered the thoughts around dealing with stressful situations.

Ambulance Victoria, May 2021

Excellent presenters. If I can come and listen to you talk for 4 hours after night duty and still be awake, it just says it all, so thank you!!

Epworth Healthcare, July 2021

It was the best Training the team have had and was the most appropriate for some of the situations they face with the public.

Senior Coordinator of Field Services Regional Water Corporation, 2019

Feel safer and more confident employing de-escalation tactics

Wellways, May 2019

Had no idea on how to deal with OV in workplace before this session. Built my confidence

Peter Mac, Nov 2018

Training today went really well. In my opinion, the best we have had in the 20 years I’ve been here. It was really relevant to us and we could really relate to it.

City of Melbourne, March 2019

I liked that it wasn’t censored and that the role plays weren’t held back, if made it a lot more relatable

City of Melbourne, April 2019

Essential dialogue, this could save lives, also the ability to effectively deal with heated conversations

Gippsland Water, 2020

Best skills /tactics I have learnt in this field

City of Whitehorse, 2020

This has really helped me recognise areas where I would have gone wrong and to sharpen my perception when arriving on scene. I would like to think I would have more wits about me rather than entering into a situation that could potentially be very dangerous with tunnel vision. Thoroughly enjoyed this session. Thanks

Ambulance Victoria, 2021

Identifying the bad ways to respond in these situations- didn’t realise how saying the wrong words can work against you

Ambulance Victoria, 2021