Pre-Hospital Violence Management
- Instructor Certification Training
Program was designed and developed
to provide Pre-Hospital Caregivers
with effective means to protect
themselves and patients from assault.
Rapid control of violent patients
is also taught to facilitate treatment
while reducing the risk of injury.
Program participants: EMT’s,
Paramedics, 1st Responders.
addition: Over five years of research were conducted
on the development and subsequent national implementation
of this training program. It should be noted that the program
is based on nationally geographic training standards for EMS
personnel working in both large urban paid services and smaller
rural volunteer systems.
program addresses the use one specific piece of equipment;
the EMERGENCY RESPONSE BELT® a “tough cloth",
protective control and restraint device. Extensive research
and testing by the authors have shown this to be the most
effective tool for the special circumstances presented to
Authors & Advisors: Jean Hill, Director of Nursing,
Lee County Healthcare Park, Florida, Gregory L. Rookwood,
EMT-P in TX, Robert Hirsch, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago,
IL; Richard Kendall, EMT-P, Greg Muller, EMT-P of Boston,
MA and Thomas J. Archambault of the TJA Use of Force Training,
Date: February, 3, 2010
Source: Instructor-candidates who attend this
program can only instruct the TJA - Pre Hospital Violence
Management - Basic Certification Course© as TJA is the only
training source for this specific program.
Minimum fourteen (14) Hours
Recommended Basic Course Length:
Block I Minimum Three (3) Hours
Block II Minimum Three (3) Hours
Population: Any paid or volunteer member of a
rescue squad, ambulance service or fire department that provides
pre-hospital medical care to victims of illness or injury.
Size: Maximum of twenty-six (26) participants
with 2 Instructor-Trainers present and 4 assistants available
as necessary for practical exercises.
Considerations: Safety will be a major concern
in all practical hands-on exercises and training techniques
instructed in this program. A safety monitor will be assigned
to each practicing group.
- Written Examination
- Practical Examination of Psychomotor Skills with the EMERGENCY
Lecture and hands-on with audio visual aids and instructor
TJA Ladder of Aggression-PowerPoint Projector.
Use of Video Camera to document Class Participants during
practical exercises in rescue trucks and on stretcher beds.
VCR & television required to review above.
Current certification as ECA (First Provider), EMT or Paramedic
or current license as a nurse, physician or current enrollment
in approved training program for any of the above. Complete
TJA registration form and fax/mail to TJA Cape Coral, Florida
Classroom required for seating up to 26 participants with
flipchart/blackboard Use of 2 rescue vehicles for practical
exercises, four stretcher beds and indoor area for scenarios
- To give the caregiver the necessary knowledge and skills
to protect him/herself from assault using the EMERGENCY
RESPONSE BELT® and to use the ERB® for rapid, therapeutic control & restraint of abusive/violent
- When conducting practical exercises with the EMERGENCY
RESPONSE BELT® students should wear loose comfortable