Choose your course…

We offer two main programs that cover every aspect of self-defense and violence prevention in the healthcare industry…AVADE® Training and HDTS™ Training (Healthcare Defense Tactics System™). Either one of these courses can be tailored to your agency’s specific needs and dynamics.

AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention Training

The AVADE® training is an integral piece of an effective workplace violence plan. A corporations overall plan should include administrative, behavioral and environmental strategies to prevent and mitigate the risk of Workplace Violence.

The AVADE® Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention training program is the only source that provides the administrative, behavioral and environmental strategies to keep your workplace safe from crime and violence. Only through knowledge and training can you prevent and be prepared for crime and violence. With AVADE® Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention training YOU will acquire new skills, actions and habits for awareness, vigilance, avoidance, defensive intervention and escape strategies. Schedule an AVADE® Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention training today and you will increase YOUR awareness, response-ableness and your ability to handle dangerous situations.

AVADE® training covers the following skills:

  • Awareness
  • Vigilance
  • Avoidance
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Defense of Self and Others
  • Stress Management
  • Time and Distance
  • Escape Planning
  • Emergency Codes and Procedures
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HDTS™ Training
(Healthcare Defensive Tactics System™)

Personal Safety Training Inc.’s Healthcare Defensive Tactics System™ (HDTS™) is a self-defense and control-restraint based training program designed for individuals involved in: Healthcare, Healthcare Security, Emergency Departments, and responders to emergent codes in healthcare.

The focus of this system is to teach individuals how to defend themselves and control-restrain subjects who are unarmed and out of control. We will teach you the following special restraint application training techniques for Healthcare personnel (behavioral supine restraint techniques):

– One Point Restraint Technique
– Two Point Restraint Techniques
– Four Point Restraint Techniques

This training system combines interactive lecture/discussion, demonstration, skills performance of techniques, multiple repetition practice, and written & skills testing.

The Healthcare Defensive Tactics System™ is a fundamental-based system that can be utilized in a variety of situations and healthcare environments.

HDTS™ training covers the following skills:

  • Awareness
  • Reasonable Use of Force
  • Fundamentals of Defense
  • Use of Force Terminology
  • Escort Control Techniques
  • Relative Planes of Defense
  • Subject/Personnel Positioning
  • Vulnerable Points of the Human Body
  • Instructional Methods of Self-Defense
  • Personal Defensive Skills and Techniques
  • Team Intervention and Positioning
  • Defensive Blocking Techniques
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Restraint & Handcuffing Techniques
  • Elements of Report Writing
  • Contact Cover Positioning
  • Post Incident Response
  • Control Take-downs
  • Control Arm Locks
  • And Much More!
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