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"Challenging behaviour in healthcare settings" learning resources launched


Challenging Behaviour in Healthcare Settings Learning Resources

Aaron has completed development of a series of three learning resources which make up part of the mandatory requirements for nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and sport rehabilitators here at the School of Health Sciences, the University of Nottingham.

The resources have been developed around of scripted scenarios within seven areas:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Learning Disabilities Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sport Rehabilitation

Some show good practice while others show less than good practice. The scenarios were developed by a team of educators and working with the Health E-Learning and Media team (HELM) to create story boards and then with the help of troop of actors shoot the scenarios both here at the School of Health Sciences and at the clinical skills space over at the Derby Education Centre.


The shoot took place over two days and was an incredible HELM team effort with required some very impressive organisation and management from the project team. Once the footage was shot the scenarios were assigned to HELM team members for editing.

Aaron worked on both the Physiotherapy and the Sport Rehabilitator scenarios and was keen to develop a tight film with lots of close up shots to try and place the learner in to the heart of the scenarios.

Here is the footage for the first year resource for both the Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation scenarios.

Sport Rehabilitation storyboard part 1

Sport Rehabilitation storyboard part 1

Sport Rehabilitation storyboard

Sport Rehabilitation storyboard part 2

Sport Rehabilitation shoot

On set during the Sport Rehabilitation shoot

Final Videos

Here are the final videos for the first resource (Identifying triggers for behaviour that challenges in healthcare settings) these are the early moments of the scenarios which expand over the second and third learning resources.

Resource Development

Once all of the video footage was edited Aaron worked with Dr Richard Windle (instructional designer) to develop interactive learning experiences which integrated the scenarios and allowed the learners to get the most out of these resources.

The final resource went live mid-December 2016 and has generated some very positive feedback from learners:

Learner Feedback

Identifying triggers for behaviour that challenges in healthcare settings

“Dealt with varied scenarios and made you think of the situations”

“The videos helped you to recognise when you might experience these scenarios in real life settings.”

“it really made you think, I enjoyed the films, they were really well written and plausible. I really liked the word cloud too, it was a nice touch”

Responding to behaviour that challenges in healthcare setting

“The format of study is easy to understand, thus, explanation, video and rating. The variety of activities made it enjoyable and more understandable.”

“Interactive opportunity to observe practice and review and comment on it”

“video scenarios provided an easier way of understanding the appropriate ways of dealing with challenging behaviour in a visual way”

Managing challenging behaviour in healthcare settings

“It was well presented with narrative and videos. The opportunity to reflect on personal experiences allowed the RLO to be placed into context.”

“The scenarios helped me to see what improvements could be made by staff to help to calm the situation, which in turn made me think about how I would deal with the situation myself.”

“The scenarios, as this was an excellent way to observe life like situations and reflect on how they should be handled.”


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • HD Video Capture
  • Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Audition

The article was viewable from Tuesday, 7th February 2017.

Author: Aaron Fecowycz