Access a recording of our learning webinar which took place on 28th May 2020.
At 46%, doors represent the most significant source of ligature-based suicides in inpatient mental health settings.
So, the single biggest impact you can make on patient safety is improving the safety of your doors.
In this short webinar speakers Philip Ross and Clare Bowen explore safety concerns of bathroom and bedroom doors. They also discuss the safety alerts raised in 2018 on ligatures at all heights and in 2019 on door-top alarms - highlighting clinical feedback.
What will you learn?
- Overview of the issues raised in the 2018 and 2019 national safety alerts
- Understand patient ligature learning techniques and the key factors of ligature creation
- Discuss how the built environment can support clinical observations to managing risk, and when it cannot
- Key design considerations for different door types and locations