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Management of Assaultive Behavior

Our MAB certification meets both the requirements for MAB AB 508 and SB 1299

Topics Covered

Aggression, Violence, Assault & Battery

Understand the difference between aggression, violence, assault and battery, including general and personal safety measures for each type of behavior.

Stages of the assault cycle

Learn how to recognize the five stages of the assault cycle, including how to respond accordingly to each stage using verbal and physical diffusion techniques.

Verbal and Physical Diffusion

Recognize the predicting factors of violence and aggression as well as how to use verbal de-escalation techniques to avoid violent behavior and physical harm.

mechanical and chemical restraints

Learn how to safely use manual restraining techniques and medications as chemical restraints. Also, how to document all actions involved in MAB.

MAB AB 508 Course Info

$ 80
  • Duration: 6 Hours (Depending on Class Size)
  • Textbook Included

Webinar Schedule

Management of Assaultive Behavior is a violence prevention course for nurses, physicians, paramedics, EMT’s, as well as auxiliary staff. In addition, this class covers all of the AB-508 requirements that healthcare providers need to be certified in MAB.

The Management of Assaultive Behavior class will first prepare students to verbally diffuse emotionally-charged situations while using good judgement. Because most verbal assaults lead to physical assaults, this course strives to equip students with the proper tools of logic to prevent a physical altercation. Students will learn evasion and self defense techniques while understanding the stages of the assault cycle. Moreover, origins of violence, along with risk factors for violent behaviors, and patterns of communication will be discussed in great detail. Last but not least, students will learn defense techniques for heightened situations that may demand strength over logic.

Clinicians who work in the Emergency Room and Psychiatric Unit are at a higher risk for assaultive events and thus require MAB AB 508, as stated by California Law. However, workplace violence can occur in any medical facility, therefore all healthcare providers should learn how to protect themselves in the case of an assault.

Furthermore, violence towards healthcare providers is on the rise. In fact, according to the American Nurses Association, one in four nurses has been abused in the workplace. In addition, the ANA states that the likelihood of being exposed to violence in the hospital setting is higher than in prisons. That being the case, it is essential for all healthcare providers to consider completing the MAB certification. Our goal as a Continuing Education Provider, is to empower nurses with the knowledge to protect themselves.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding the MAB certification.

Orange County Office: 714-979-4022

San Diego Office: 858-748-3300

Email: info@nursesed.net

The 5-Finger Discount can only be applied by phone. Students may choose either PALS or ACLS, not both. Furthermore, clients cannot modify the five finger discount with any of the maternal courses.