HASC Education Programs

Violence Prevention and De-escalation in the Health Care Setting

Registration 8:30 a.m.
September 29, 2023 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM PST

Registration and location information for this course will be forthcoming.

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.

This course is presented by Flex Ed and could be offered by your hospital in the future. If your hospital is a Flex Ed client, check with your organization to learn about future offerings that may be at no charge to you. If you wish to continue registration at this point, HASC will offer a discount. If you’re unsure whether your hospital is a Flex Ed client, click here.

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.

Information coming soon.

$185 for HASC hospital members
$200 for non-acute stakeholders

Class size is limited to 20.

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. 15, 2023.
  • 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. 15, 2023, will be subject to a $50 processing fee.
  • We welcome substitutions.
  • Refunds will not be granted after Sept. 15 or for no-shows. Fees are not transferable to other programs.

Online registration for this program will be forthcoming.

Alternately, you can download and fill out the brochure registration form, print it and mail 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

Sharri Dixon

Job title:
Program Manager, Education
Phone number:
(213) 538-0739