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Top Five Furniture Considerations for Patient Safety in Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

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The physical environment in psychiatric hospitals and other Behavioral Healthcare facilities plays a key role in patient safety. Some of those environmental risks are addressed by advancements in facility design while other elements may be overlooked during the planning or construction phase, or may be inadvertently introduced at some later point where the necessary level of scrutiny may not exist. This is often the case with the selection and installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) in patient-occupied areas of behavioral healthcare facilities.

A new whitepaper from Norix Furniture details the difficulties assessing hazards, the flow of information, first steps, product usage, and the top five furniture considerations for patient safety in behavioral healthcare facilities. The information contained in the whitepaper was developed in interviews with James M. Hunt, AIA, President of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, Topeka, Kansas, and co-author of the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities. For further details, download a printable PDF version of the white paper here.

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