Violent Patient Management
Course Info
Location: Melbourne, VIC Duration: Date: July 2020 Price:

Violent Patient Management


Health care facilities and services are constantly faced with the increased violence toward their staff. The HFRG Violent Patient Management System is specifically designed to control patient violence using medically approved techniques that meet the control needs of staff, while meeting the liability concerns of administrators.

It was developed from the medically researched HFRG subject control systems, designed over twenty years ago for the criminal justice community. The techniques are designed to assist staff personnel in controlling patients for medical treatment or in defending themselves in the case of an unexpected assault. All of the techniques have been medically researched and approved by four different medical studies (available upon request).

These techniques meet the control needs of staff, while meeting the liability concerns of administrators.


  • Survival Learning Research
  • Instructor Development and Training Protocols
  • Control Principles
  • Balance Point and Joint Lock Control 
  • Pressure Point Control
  • High Level Control Techniques


  • To examine survival-learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in combat situations.
  • To identify the academic PPCT principles of patient control and the appropriate responses to escalating assaults on staff.
  • To teach the simple system of patient control that will prepare staff to control passive, defensive or assaultive actions that may jeopardise the safety or life of staff personnel.

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