BSM 4: Restrictive Behavior Management Intervention Training*
COA recommends that organizations evaluate training programs
and models to select a comprehensive and safe curriculum for use with personnel, foster parents, and service recipients.
NA The organization does not allow restrictive behavior management interventions.
Personnel designated to use restrictive behavior management interventions, and foster parents who use manual restraint, receive ongoing training on permitted interventions, including:
- when it is appropriate to use a restrictive intervention;
- proper and safe use of interventions, including time limits for use;
- understanding the experience of being placed in seclusion or a restraint;
- signs of distress;
- response techniques to prevent and reduce injury; and
- negative effects that can result from misuse of restrictive interventions.
Training for personnel authorized to conduct assessment and evaluation of individuals undergoing a restrictive behavior management intervention covers recognizing and assessing:
- physical and mental status, including signs of physical distress;
- nutritional and hydration needs;
- readiness to discontinue use of the intervention; and
- when medical or other emergency personnel are needed.
Personnel and foster parents who receive training on restrictive behavior management interventions receive a post-test and are observed in practice to ensure competency.