It should come as no surprise that the most vulnerable type of patients in will usually require additional care and attention, pretty similar in many ways to that of children. Different levels of care are needed as part of an individual’s hospitalisation; whether it be in an institute or in their own home.
At home, a patient will normally require some extra safety levels, as well as a way of minimising the risk of injuries, because at a hospital, they are kept under medical supervision for 24 hours a day. However, when staying at home, there is always a chance of being left alone without being under any supervision for a large number of hours each day.
This can be different if nurse has been hired to look after the patient, but that isn’t always very cost effective and depend on the seriousness of the patient.
There will be a number of instances when a patient or his/her carer require their own privacy and would like to lock the door for their own convenience. This obviously requires anti ligature door locks, which are usually much easier and safer for a patient to use as most patients tend not to be in the best of health whilst recuperating. It is for this reason that most doors at a hospital are normally fitted with easy to operate anti ligature and door knobs. Anti Ligature devices helps to ensure simple operation as well as reducing any additional risk to the patient.
If you have a door that is locked with keys, then there will be a small chance that the key may be lost which would cause the patient serious problems if they were by themselves, especially if they aren’t flexible enough to bend down and pick up the keys from the floor. The good thing about an anti ligature door knob is that they are easy to use and don’t really on the patient having a good strong grip.
Those patients whose grip is not perfect due to hand injuries or overall body weakness can hold these anti-ligatures easily. There is so little effort required when using these anti-ligatures that a child could even open and use them.
The round shape that is familiar with anti-ligature is vital as they reduce risk, increase safety and most important of all they aren’t hazardous for the patient. For example if the patient was using bandages as the door handles which were more square in shape were being used this could pose a risk towards the patient. You could imagine that if a patient struggled when trying to open a door during their recuperation period then it could severely set them back and potentially cause them psychological issues.
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