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The History of PPCT Management Systems, Inc.
Violent Patient Management Course
Established in 1980 by Bruce and Sandy Siddle, PPCT Management Systems, Inc. has become an internationally recognized authority on research-based use-of-force and tactical team training for criminal justice agencies. The corporation specializes in training instructors for police, corrections, security, and military academies throughout the world. PPCT is currently divided into four divisions; training, publishing, computer-based training via internet, and products (which are distributed under PPCT Products, Inc.).
Training Division: PPCT is best recognized for developing training systems based on documented tactical, legal, and medical research. This unique approach allows PPCT to design training systems that are quick and simple to learn, and easy to retain, while reducing the potential for significant injuries. This combination has become immediately popular with administrators and field officers, for they now have use-of-force training, which is reliable and defensible in court.
From 1980 to 1987, PPCT concentrated on the development of nonlethal force subject control systems. By 1988, a methodology for assimilating documented tactical, legal, and medical research became the foundation of PPCT training systems -- now the standard for criminal justice use-of-force training. Since this time, PPCT has expanded its research to become an international authority in nonlethal force subject control, tactical firearms and officer survival training.
In 1995, PPCT introduced a very successful program for the healthcare community to control violent patients. "Violent Patient Management" or VPM.
Today, PPCT has become one of the largest use-of-force training organizations in the world - training over 25,000 instructors since 1990 and an estimated 40,000 instructors since 1980 throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong.
VPM Program Agenda
Review of Assaults on Healthcare Professionals
PPCT Components of Acceptability
Response Option Continuum
Assessing Body Language to Predict Behavior
Components of Patient Resistance
Principles of Controlling Resistance
Balance Point and Joint Lock Control
Fluid Shock Wave
Stuns and Strikes