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What is a TNA?

This report states that handcuffs were used on more than 2,000 patients over 1 year period.

Staff will no longer handcuff combative patients.

Should a training needs analysis (TNA) by heavily influenced by money?

Should the reduction in the use of handcuffs, through training and awareness, be encouraged?

Could a removal or encouraged reduction in the use of handcuffs force an increased use of physical and/or chemical restraint?


So, what is a TNA?

A TNA should form part of an overall strategic review, the key objectives being:

1.     Working out the areas of greatest training need

2.     Avoiding wasting time on irrelevant training

3.     Identifying gaps in a current training programme

The aim being to evidence the desired, evidenced based outcome.

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