The personal defense session teaches participants to deal with instances where patients or family members may become violent, attack them or need safe restraining. The techniques are based on physical space (proximity), leverage, physiology and psychological awareness. The methods focus on allowing participants to escape from or restrain patients while not creating undue harm or injury. Specifically, we will focus on releasing from grabs, holds, and chokes and how to use clothing as a self-defense tool. All techniques are based on Japanese Jujitsu, focusing on having maximum effectiveness by doing minimal harm.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Provide physical and psychological safety techniques for participants
- Demonstrate a variety of verbal and spatial awareness components in potentially dangerous settings
- Empower healthcare workers and students concerning their safety, well-being, and situational control
- Discuss verbal and non-verbal communications cues in de-escalation situations