The specialists were recently charged with putting together a class to help keep the ED staff safe. We refer this to the "Throw Down Class." Its a defensive tactics class for the staff. So before work the other night I spent 4 hours learning how to prevent patient from choking me, pulling my hair and otherwise kicking my ass. There's nothing like learning how to throw a 200+ pound ex police officer across the room! Not sure if any other hospitals do similar training, but for a "required education" it was fun as hell!