Ligature-Resistant Solutions for Behavioral
Healthcare Facilities

For-credit course offerings are part of Whitehall’s continued efforts to provide education to architects, building owners and interior designers. Healthcare facilities are now striving to meet the needs of all patients to offer not only healthy and safe spaces, but inclusive spaces as well.


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Course Description:

The design of behavioral healthcare facilities should address the therapeutic and safety needs of patients and staff while meeting the applicable codes and regulations. Reviewed in this course are ligature-resistant products developed for patient rooms and bathrooms that strike the balance between providing the safest design solutions while creating a non-institutional environment.

  • Describe ligature resistant design
  • List ligature resistant products to incorporate in the design of patient rooms and bathrooms
  • Summarize ways to make bedrooms and bathrooms less like a prison and more residential

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