HASC Education Programs

Violence Prevention and De-escalation in the Health Care Setting

September 30, 2022 | 9:00AM - 4:30PM PST

Session Description

This course teaches health care professionals strategies to use when dealing with potentially abusive clients. Techniques will include verbal de-escalation skills and humane, non-injurious personal safety and patient restraint methods that meet the requirements for AB508 violence prevention training. This course also meets the educational component for SB1299 training and includes Active Shooter content.

Attendees will practice de-escalation techniques through role-play exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be able to perform various physical movements.

The course will take place at Flex Ed, 3340 Riverside Drive, Suite H, Chino 91710.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a safe, secure and caring environment for staff and patients
  • Identify de-escalation techniques used when responding to escalating behaviors
  • Decrease use of hands-on management of aggressive behavior, with the ultimate goal of eliminating use of restraints and seclusion
  • Demonstrate humane, non-injurious personal safety and patient restraint techniques
  • Determine what actions to take during an active shooter situation

Health care professionals and staff in the health care system, including emergency (ED) and psychiatric departments.

Derek Hudson, Flex Ed Instructor

With over 32 years of experience in health care and education, Derek Hudson began his career as a special education coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He became interested in behavioral health sciences and began working in acute clinical settings, spending nine years as a psychiatric technician in the emergency department. Hudson has been an affiliate instructor with Flex Ed for over 13 years, teaching health care professionals several disciplines such as basic life support, assaultive behavior management, workplace violence prevention, harassment prevention and body mechanics. Hudson is passionate about how he delivers course material. His main course objective is for students to take away useful tools and techniques that will positively affect their lives as health care professionals.

$150 for HASC hospital members
$175 for non-acute stakeholders

Class size is limited to 25.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 08593, 8 contact hours.

Registrations received without BRN numbers will not receive CE certificates.

Sponsored by:

Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Flex Ed

  • Registration deadline: Sept. 16, 2022.
  • Valid payment information must be received with your registration.
  • Make check payable to HASC and mail to: HASC, FILE 1361, Pasadena, CA 91199-1361.
  • You may be photographed or videotaped at the event. HASC reserves the right to use these images and video in promotional, marketing, educational and other materials.


For ADA assistance or general registration questions, contact [email protected].


  • Registration cancellations received in writing by Sept. 16, 2022, will be subject to a $50 processing fee.
  • We welcome substitutions.
  • Refunds will not be granted after Sept. 16 or for no-shows. Fees are not transferable to other programs.

To attend this program, please register online using the green button above.

Alternately, you can fill out the registration form and mail it with a check (payable to HASC) to: HASC, FILE 1361, Pasadena, CA 91199-1361.

Download brochure with fillable registration form


Sherita Rogers

Job title:
Education Specialist
Phone number:
(213) 538-0767

Teri Hollingsworth

Job title:
Vice President, Human Resources and Education Services
Phone number:
(213) 538-0763