Category Archives: Hospital Facilities

Psychiatric Hospital Safe Soap Dispensers – Kill Germs, Prevent Bathroom Vandalism and Suicides

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Installing a psychiatric hospital soap dispenser in your facility kills germs, stops vandalism and decreases the risk of suicide. Suicides in psychiatric hospitals are tragic events that cause pain and distress to family members, friends and hospital staff.  A psychiatric hospital is supposed to be a safe place, for those suffering from mental illness, unfortunately, about 6% of suicides occur during inpatient care. This can leave the hospital vulnerable to legal problems for failing to protect their patients from harming themselves. In hospitals, the most common method of suicide is hanging and 75% of those hangings take place in the…

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Constructing a Safe, Private Behavioral Health Bathroom

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Behavioral Health Bathrooms Need Plenty of Planning Helping people with mental and behavioral issues recover and get back on track is a constant challenge. Doctors and facility managers alike have to balance the need for normalcy with patient protection. Careful surveillance and safe furnishings don’t have to make your patients feel uncomfortable. Extra consideration has to be taken when designing the bathroom of a patient’s room because over three-fourths of all suicides in a behavioral health facility take place in the bathroom or bedroom, according to Behavioral Healthcare. (http://www.behavioral.net/article/bathrooms-balance-comfort-safety) Select Fixtures Without Anchor Hanging Points Designing the room to be…

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