Challenging behaviour can be difficult to approach. For people who work in fields where they may face difficult behaviour, it can be a complex task to handle. Positive Behaviour Management, also known as PBM, aims to help people who may encounter challenging behaviour within their service groups. With PBM and PBM Training, it can make a safer working environment and minimise the risk of harm and fear; making situations much more positive
What is PBM?
The focus of PBM is that prevention is better than the cure. It focuses on being proactive in situations before a challenge takes hold. With this solution, staff can avoid having to take difficult physical intervention steps, which can be high-risk for all individuals involved. Instead, using PBM, team members can take a safe and ethical approach that limits the stress and impact on the, potentially vulnerable, person.
By having a proactive response to preventing challenging behaviour, staff can not only make their own working life easier. More importantly, they can significantly reduce the chance of inflicting pain through practices such as pain compliance. Furthermore, it limits the necessity for high-risk restraining holds and breakaway strategies.
Why PBM preventative practices are best
- You have a toolbox of techniques
With PBM training, staff do not simply have a one-size-fits-all solution because, every person, behaviour and situation are different. Instead, team members have an array of techniques that they can adapt to suit needs and put into action proactively.
- You gain vital trust
If staff work with vulnerable service sectors, then gaining trust is hard with patients or individuals if they know there is the potential for painful restraints should their behaviour become difficult. By adopting preventative PBM tactics, your team lowers the need for stressful controls and instead can build vital trust with people in your care so that you can continue a positive and healthy working relationship.
- You grow in confidence
Teaching PBM techniques to staff can be vital for their confidence in difficult situations. With a range of bespoke techniques, as well as a selection of ethical, non-pain restraining methods for when they are critically required, PBM training ensures staff are equipped with the tools they need to do their job. Furthermore, staff can grow in confidence by adopting bespoke and ethical techniques and develop a proactive approach every single day.
Putting PBM in your organisation
To help your staff feel equipped with ethical and safe approaches that they can put in to practice to prevent situations before they occur, book your PBM training with Basis Training. Our trainers can help to equip your staff with the best practices they need to manage situations before they take hold. Find out more by calling our team on 01446 740411.