Aegis is creating new focus on empowering healthcare professionals with Aegis ED. Aegis ED is a training program built for all staff across the healthcare network with particular focus on the Emergency Department and other high-risk areas. Aegis ED includes the standard Aegis De-escalation model and a ramped-up physical skills portion that utilizes scenario-based training relevant to high-risk areas of the hospital. Aegis ED has increased attention to cultural factors and aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health concerns.
The physical aspect of training highlights Escaping Unwanted Contact. A surveillance study conducted by the ENA revealed that 50% of the participating nurses experienced verbal or physical violence. The most common form of abuse was verbal and nearly half were pulled or grabbed. Aegis provides effective and appropriate solutions for these specific types of occurrences. Aegis is a systems approach that best ensures personal safety in a clinical environment and is composed of prescribed techniques that are recognized across the country.
Aegis is primarily set up to Train-the-Trainer (TtT). Trainer (TtT) Certification empowers key staff members to execute their own trainings and issue staff certifications in The Aegis System™ at their place of employment. This option is typically more economical. Aegis conducts regular TtT sessions across the country and maintains a presence in each region. Trainings occur at major hotel space or are hosted by various organizations. Aegis Trainers receive a published training manual at their TtT session as well as access to the online client portal (videos, PowerPoint’s, training tools, staff manuals, supporting documents, etc.) upon certification.