-Every time we fly in an airplane, we are reminded that there is a life vest beneath our chair and instructed on how to use it. How often have you had to use it?
-It is also the law that we wear our seatbelts every time we get into our cars. How many accidents have you had this year?
Preventative safety measures are part of our daily lives, regardless of the risks being low. Maybe you have never been in a car or plane accident before, but each time we get into one of these modes of transport, we take a risk, mitigated with preventative measures for potential injury or death. Why should we take any different approach to mental health settings?
COVID has altered our view of what a nurse's lounge should look like and what it needs to provide. Images posted on every network, showing nurses exhausted, distressed, and needing time to recover from the pandemic of the century! Some scars will last a lifetime for the staff that battled in the front lines, doing all they could to save human lives from the cruelness of COVID 19 and the path of destruction it left behind!
Most healthcare professionals that specialize in mental health, will have experiences of violence etched into their memories that are hard to forget. Although most mental health patients are non-violent, there is a common theme with those that are at higher risk. They can be incredibly innovative and resourceful to achieve their desired motives. In some cases, the motive is self-harm and/or suicide.
Designers of Behavioral Health/Mental Health treatment spaces are constantly faced with balancing decor with function. There is a definite and clear psychological benefit to carefully selected colours, design elements and lighting in these spaces that create calming and positive environments.
We are excited to announce our new online experience, designed to make it easier for you to find and get quotes on the products you need. The new quote system offers ease of use through the use of product filters while offering a modern and clean user experience.
Most hospitals would have blanket/fluid warming cabinets in regular use throughout their facility yet, there is a need for more education and studies on their use.
In the glossy photos of new furniture, both Healthcare grade furniture and residential look very exciting and even similar but there are some very big differences when it comes down to the detail of construction that is often missed at the time of purchase.