With accredited training to help them gain the necessary skills to search patients, their belongings and the care environment.
This programme has been certified by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation, with the accreditation valid until January 18th 2018 and applying only to the educational content of the programme excluding any product.
Our One-Day Training Programme
Focuses on search of a patient, their belongings and the care environment
This one-day training programme prepares staff to gain the necessary practical skills to carry out search of a patient, their belongings and the care environment. It also prepares staff to consider the professional, legal and ethical aspects of the procedure. Completion of training will ensure that staff and patients are safeguarded when carrying out this very sensitive procedure.
Having discussed the principles of search
Having discussed the reasons why we carry out searches
Having observed a personal search
Having participated in a personal search
Having read the procedure in relation to searches requiring the removal of clothing
Having had the opportunity to use a hand-held metal detector
Having participated in an area search
Having completed a search report
Having read the HSCT Policy/Procedure in relation to Personal and Property Searches
Best Practice provides
Throughout the programme, trainees will be given the opportunity to explore professional, legal and ethical implications of searching in a care environment and alternatives to searching in the context of risk management. Trainees will have the opportunity to examine how Local Search policy marries with other relevant local policy, for example privacy and dignity, management of actual and potential aggression, misuse of substances.
The seven principles of searching will be imbedded through discussion and trainees will have the opportunity to explore case scenarios relevant to the care context using them in a therapeutic environment .
Therapeutic procedure (balancing security needs with a therapeutic milieu)
Communication (with the patients/carers, within the ward, within the organisation, documentation, quality assurance and good governance)
Planning and safety
For more details regarding our Search Training Programme, get in touch with us.