​CH-3℠ Programme Details

CH-3℠ Programme Details
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CH3 and the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The CH3programme provides a framework which allows for clinical decisions to be reached and implemented both within the context of the Act and wider Duty of Care and Best Interest responsibilities.

Section 8 of the act outlines circumstances under which an intervention may be provided when action is taken as a result of necessity to prevent serious harm provided the course of action is (i) reasonable in the circumstances and (ii) in the patient’s best interests and represented less harm to the patient than would have occurred should no action have been taken.  Acts of necessity ‘may become a balance between continuing treatment, which is forcibly opposed by the patient and deciding not to continue with it - a clinical decision’. The CH3 programme guides clinical staff through a risk assessment process which aides in the decision to continue with an intervention or not and then provides staff with the skills to implement the intervention.

The Assisted Decision-Making act stipulates that consent should be sought where possible either direct with the service user or through an appointed assistant and/or representative. The principle of gaining informed consent is a fundamental part of clinical practice which ensures that practitioners act in a manner which is considered lawful. Depending upon the type of clinical care and treatment, different levels of consent will be required.

For more information about the Act, click here.

On completion of the CH3 programme, you will be able to:

  • Describe the reasoning for decisions made that can be verified against legal and professional benchmarks for risk education.
  • Explain the risks associated with the use of restrictive holds or physical restraints.
  • Carry out verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies.
  • Demonstrate the use of holding skills consistent with a set of physiological principles that may be used in varying environments to restrict movement and minimise risk.
  • Disengage from various holds using a consistent set of physiological principles.

Delivery Options

Instructor Certification

First the training is taught to you. Then you learn how to teach it.

With our train-the-trainer, five-day Instructor Certification Programme, you'll become certified to teach what you've learned to colleagues within your organisation. The benefits, standards, policies and procedures governing certification are also examined, as well as the legal framework in which you operate.

Direct Delivery

We can bring the training direct to your staff at your premises.

CH-3℠ is also available as a two-day direct delivery option. This option includes four hours of practical application in a range of simulated environments using any specialised equipment you may use, such as hospital beds, dental chairs or wheelchairs.


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