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SMV Initial AVADE Level I Online With In-Person Level II and III Training

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

Where

8695 Spectrum Center Blvd

Spectrum Auditorium
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
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When
Tuesday, April 9, 8 am to 1 pm

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    For more information, please call 1-800-827-4277, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm.

Presented by Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital plus

This hybrid level I-III class is only for Sharp HealthCare Behavioral Health Services employees who have direct interaction with patients. It 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 the escalation and reduce the 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 five-hour in-person session 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). 

After registering, the next business day you will be assigned the AVADE Universal Precautions for Workplace Violence Prevention online modules via Workday Learning. Completion of the online module is mandatory before attending the in-person training. Staff must present the completion certificate for the online module to the instructor during the in-person session.

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

Free visitor parking is available from the lot entrance on Spectrum Center Boulevard. Employee parking is available in the front, back and side of the Spectrum building. The four entrances on Tech Way require an activated employee badge.

Fee Information plus

If you are an intern, traveling nurse or contract worker for Sharp HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) to register for this class.

Special Instructions plus

  • 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. 
  • 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).

What to Bring plus

  • Students must present the instructor with a completion certificate (hard copy or digital) from the AVADE Universal Precautions for Workplace Violence Prevention online modules in Workday Learning 
  •  Please wear comfortable clothes and low or no heal, closed-toe shoes 
  •  A break will be provided. Please plan to bring your own food and beverages

CEUs plus

Five (5.0) CEUs will be awarded to RNs, LVNs, LPTs and RTs for the in-person portion of this course only. Please provide your license number during registration to receive your CEUs.

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