Positive Supports Rule Core Refresher
Effective 1/1/23: We will no longer offer demonstration of manual restraints as part of this class
This course meets the annual core training requirements of the Positive Supports Rule (MN Rules, Chapter 9544) and 245D EUMR requirements for direct support staff. Staff will expand their understanding of how to work with people in a positive and supportive manner. This course dives deeper in establishing trusting relationships and avoiding power struggles, using positive de-escalation techniques, finding alternatives to restraints, and exploring the communicative intent and causes of behavior. Positive support strategies including positive behavior supports, the relationship between staff interactions and the environment will be covered as well as situations in which staff must contact 911. The importance of providing person-centered service planning and delivery along with how to discover the uniqueness of each individual supported and their culture will be discussed. Staff will gain insight in personal staff accountability and self-care after emergencies. This class includes the 245D training requirements on allowed, restricted, and prohibited procedures. Students will also participate in demonstrating how to use blocks and releases. In order to meet the training requirements in MN Statute 245D.061 and 245D.09, staff must additionally demonstrate competency and be trained in their employer’s specific EUMR policy and engage in simulated experiences of administering and receiving manual restraint procedures allowed by the license holder on an emergency basis.
PSR Core requires physical demonstration and activities such as bending, kneeling, crouching, and quick movements as part of the courses. Participants are asked to dress appropriately and comfortably for such activities.
PSR Core Refresher
STAR Services, Inc
1295 Bandana Blvd North #135
St Paul MN 55108
PARKING: After turning onto Bandana Blvd W, the Atrium Building will be directly ahead, beyond the stop sign. Parking is available on both sides of the building and the adjacent parking ramp on the east side. Monday-Friday during business hours, use the MAIN, WEST, or NORTH entrances. EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS, use the Main or North entrances. The EAST entrance is for Kaplan Professional Schools only and DOES NOT have access to the rest of the building. VIEW PARKING AND ENTRANCE MAP