CPI Clinical Holding Training

CPI Clinical Holding Training provides the skills to deliver essential care safely and effectively. It’s for when the treatment for a person without capacity is necessary and, in the person’s best interests, all while ensuring Care, Welfare, Safety and SecuritySM.

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Training Outline

Key Features of the Training

Clinical Holding Training is suitable for Mental Health and Social Care Services as well as Special Care Dentistry and Acute Hospital settings. This programme provides staff with an effective approach to safely delivering essential care and treatment to people who lack capacity. Our training was 'Highly Commended' at the HSJ Partnership Awards in 2023.

Participants will engage with four modules and practical skills from routine assessment and treatment to management of disorientated post-surgery patients. Please note that CPI Clinical Holding  can be added to CPI Safety Intervention training and renewal.

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Application in a range of settings

Identify best practices when people lack capacity as a result of developmental and cognitive disabilities; neurodiversity; acute psychosis or other mental health conditions requiring legally necessary treatment. 

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Safe Care and Treatment

The CPI Clinical Holding ‘Skills Lab’ provides staff with an effective approach for safely delivering essential care and treatment to people with impaired capacity, who are undergoing certain aspects of care and treatment and are presenting challenges to staff that can result in potential harm to the individual and/or staff. 

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Evidence-Based & Fully Accredited

Our evidence-based approach has been successfully used for over 40 years and is nationally and internationally accredited by IACET, RQF and CPD. 

The programme provides both Continuing Education Credits (CEC) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits. 

Benefits of CPI Clinical Holding Training

Improve Safety & Reduce Risk
Training that provides staff with the knowledge and skills to confidently manage situations that require safe and effective clinical holding.
Ensure the Well-Being of Those in Your Care
Our training focuses on both patient and staff safety, enabling staff to prioritise care.
Consistent Practices Throughout your organisation
Implement a consistent approach within the whole organisation, using models and frameworks that create common language and clearly defined actions mapped to all risk levels.

How It Works

We guide you on selecting the most suitable programmes for your needs, train your staff and equip them with the necessary tools to effectively teach your organisation.

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We train you

We train your selected staff member to the deliver the programme across your organisation in order to strengthen and develop the existing knowledge and skills of your teams. After training, we support your trainer with classroom materials and ongoing consultation.

You train your staff

We enable you to combine our evidence-based practices with your organisation’s policies and procedures to ensure that training is consistent across your organisation. We then support your trainer to help deliver training effectively, ensuring your return on investment.

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