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Benefits of teaching students de-escalation and breakaway skills

Benefits of teaching students de-escalation and breakaway skills

Stephens, Justin (2017) Benefits of teaching students de-escalation and breakaway skills. Nursing Times, 113 (1). p. 58. ISSN 0954-7762

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De-escalation and breakaway techniques are an important part of the skills that should be learned by nursing and midwifery students. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) defines breakaway techniques as “physical skills to help separate or break away from an aggressor in a safe manner [that] do not involve the use of restraint.” Between 2013 and 2014, 68,683 physical assaults were recorded against NHS staff. This represents an increase of 8.7% on the total reported figures from 2012-13 (NHS Business Services Authority, 2014). The need to provide breakaway skills training is evident, but how should it be approached with pre-registration students?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: De-escalation; Breakaway skills; Student nurses; Teaching
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 17:25
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