Behavioral Health Patient Bathroom Ligature & Safety Risk Evaluation

Behavioral Health Patient Bathroom Ligature & Safety Risk Evaluation thumb

Patient bathrooms are the most dangerous spaces in a psychiatric inpatient unit. There is a great risk for suicide attempts, suicide completion, and tampering with hardware, plumbing and accessories to obtain weapons to harm oneself or others in this target-rich environment. It is also an easy place to be cited by regulatory agencies for patient safety and ligature risk issues. This tool is intended to help facilities professionals make good decisions about psychiatric unit toilet room renovations.

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