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Sharp Mesa Vista AVADE Level I-III Initial Training Class

This full-day class teaches Behavioral Health employees how to prevent violence in the workplace.


Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Garden Room
7850 Vista Hill Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
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Friday, May 26, 8 am to 4:30 pm

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Presented by Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital plus

This initial level I-III class is only for Sharp Mesa Vista, Sharp McDonald Center and Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health Department employees who have direct interaction with patients. This class is designed to provide training to help you prevent violence in the workplace via a program known as AVADE (awareness, vigilance, avoidance, defense, escape/environment).

This training offers informative, proactive strategies and interventions that can help prevent and mitigate fear, conflict and aggression, while creating a culture of safety. The class is comprehensive and relevant to stop escalation and reduce risk of injury to staff.

You will receive training strategies and techniques to mitigate escalated and violent behavior through proactive communication skills and techniques for real-world escalated situations. The eight-hour class will also cover workplace violence, verbal de-escalation techniques, self-defense tactics and defensive control tactics.

Registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. If you do not receive an email confirming your enrollment, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277). 

In order to receive the completion certificate for this training, you are expected to participate and return demonstrate AVADE Level II and III skills taught in the class.

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

Parking Information plus

Please park in your normal spot on campus.

Special Instructions plus

Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. If a class is canceled, you will be notified at least two days in advance and will have the opportunity to attend another date.

If you need to cancel, please do so online or by calling 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).

Arrival plus

Students enrolled in this class will receive a welcome email directly from AVADE at least one day prior to their course date. The email will contain instructions and a link to create an account to access the online student guide/e-book. Please make sure you have access to the e-book before your class.

CEUs plus

Eight (8.0) CEUs will be awarded to RNs, LVNs, LPTs and RTs for this course. Please provide your license number during registration to receive your CEUs.

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