Managing/Management of Assaultive Behavior “MAB, AB508”, NOW OFFERING AT HOME OPTION

*** Would you like to complete the class information at home? ***

Due to COVID 19 restrictions and staff shortages employers are now allowing staff to complete this course information at home, this is allowing for less person to person contact and helping to keep our Healthcare Providers safe and healthy. This is a self paced course and you will return the paperwork whenever you’re completed with it.

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Assaultive Behavior Training

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 “Assaultive Behavior Training” Known as AB508, Managing Assaultive Behavior, Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB), Assaultive Behavior Management (ABM), Assaultive Behavior Training (ABT)

This type of training is required by law annually per Health and Safety Code Section Title 22, 1257.7, 1257.8, AB508 and SB1299 for “ALL EMPLOYEES REGULARLY ASSIGNED TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM OR PSYCHIATRIC DEPARTMENT”. This means in order for hospitals to stay in compliance, employees assigned to those departments must attend this kind of training in order to be employed. Hospitals will suspend employees who are not current with the AB508/MAB training. Hospitals will also require individuals from other departments to attend training, this is hospital specific and not “required” by law. Nursing Students are also required to have the training in order to complete clinicals in the hospital setting.

This course will consist of “Lecture and Hands on Physical Techniques” and cover all required areas of training per California state AB508/MAB to receive a certificate of completion.

These required areas will be covered in the Assaultive Behavior Training Course

  • General Safety Measures
  • Personal Safety Measures
  • Assault Cycle
  • Aggression and Violence Prediction
  • Obtaining Patient History from a patient with a violent behavior
  • Character of Aggressive and Violent Patients and Victims
  • Verbal Maneuvers to Diffuse and Avoid Violent Behavior
  • Physical Maneuvers to Diffuse and Avoid Violent Behavior
  • Strategies to Avoid Physical Harm
  • Restraining Techniques
  • Appropriate Use of Medications as Chemical Restraints
  • Employee Resources

Direct link to read about what California Law requires: AB508 and SB1299 requirements

PLEASE NOTE: A private skill session may be booked with us for an additional fee, extra fee may apply if you request a Sunday or after 6pm Monday through Saturday. You may book a private class with us at your location or our location, please contact us for further information.

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This is NOT an American Heart Association Course, NOR is it approved or endorsed by the AHA. The American Heart DOES NOT receive any profit and or fees for this course offering from Save A Heart CPR.