Ligature points are a big concern for hospital emergency departments, behavioral health facilities, and even drug and alcohol treatment centers. Bathrooms in particular contain numerous potential ligature risks, which is why Whitehall developed the BestCare® line of plumbing fixtures and accessories.
In this interview, Kimberly McMurray, principal at BHFC examines the ways evidence-based design can drive the changes behavioral healthcare needs during these troubling times and beyond.
Healthcare providers can avoid costly mistakes during new construction or retrofit projects by familiarizing themselves with the requirements of the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
It’s not just behavioral healthcare providers who need ligature-resistant products. If your facility interacts with potentially at-risk people, consider what steps you can take to make your patients or students safer.
The use of ligature-resistant products in behavioral healthcare is evident. Should hospitals, emergency care facilities, and rehabilitation/nursing homes also consider them? Absolutely, and here’s why.