When the CODE D buzzer sounds – everyone in the building pauses to hear the instructions and location of the crisis. All available staff start running to the area to assist, as you turn the corner you go into a high alertness to see what is going on and what needs to be done to help.
Staff arrive in groups, usually way more people than would ever be needed to handle a crisis. The client or persons who are having the crisis begin to change levels of behavior by just seeing people arrive. They do not always calm down and regain control just because they are outnumbered – some see it as more of a challenge.
Attempting to use CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) training skills that more than 6 million professionals—spanning from facility administrators to front-line mental health providers to school teacher—have participated in to learn how to resolve conflict at the earliest possible stage.
Sometimes it works perfectly and the situation is taken care of within minutes and then there are times when it seems like the aggressive act is never going to end.
I have seen nurses get scratches, bruised, punched, kicked, and of course called ever name in the book and more. For the seasoned nurse or staff members – the behavior is just a crisis. For the new nurse or new staff member who has never see such a violent act in the work place can become extremely stressful.
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