Mental Health Security

Promoting staff and patient safety

The safety and security of patients, staff and visitors is a top priority for those in behavioral and mental healthcare fields.

Violent behavior committed by patients is a growing concern, one that affects front line staff most heavily. Yet, these staff are lacking appropriate security technology. That is, until now. Metrasens offers the technology to help inpatient, outpatient, and acute psychiatric facilities detect restricted items before they enter the facility.

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of nurses in acute psychiatric settings have reported that they were assaulted at least once*

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of workplace assaults occur in the healthcare industry**

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rise in reported violent incidents against US healthcare workers (2005 – 2014)***

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Keeping threats from entering the facility

Recent years have seen an increase in threats and physical violence against behavioral and mental health staff, both administrative and clinical. The need for proper security technology to reduce these threats is long overdue. Metrasens now provides the solution in Proscreen 200, balancing the security needs with patient dignity.

Keeping threats from entering the facility

Recent years have seen an increase in threats and physical violence against behavioral and mental health staff, both administrative and clinical. The need for proper security technology to reduce these threats is long overdue. Metrasens now provides the solution in Proscreen 200, balancing the security needs with patient dignity.

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Secondary screening of admitted patients

Patients being admitted for treatment can display a wide range of emotions and behaviors. The threat of self-harm and harm to staff is real. Proscreen 200 provides the right tool to minimize behavior escalation, while safely screening for small items such as razor blades, lighters and needles.

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Inpatient, outpatient, and acute psychiatric facilities

While unique in their own right, inpatient, outpatient and acute psychiatric facilities all face security and safety risks. Metrasens takes a consultative approach to understanding your unique requirements and the best approach for using Proscreen 200 to meet your needs.

Inpatient, outpatient, and acute psychiatric facilities

While unique in their own right, inpatient, outpatient and acute psychiatric facilities all face security and safety risks. Metrasens takes a consultative approach to understanding your unique requirements and the best approach for using Proscreen 200 to meet your needs.




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Proscreen 200

A detection system with patient-centered care in mind. Proscreen 200™ provides effective security screening capabilities while reinforcing the calm, sensitive, therapeutic environment goals of behavioral or mental health institutions.

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[On-Demand Webinar] Fresh Thinking to Boost Adoption of Security in Behavioral Health

Our behavioral health environments are changing. There is increased frequency in news headlines detailing stories of attacks, with a higher percentage of attacks involving weapons.

There is growing consensus in the need to improve and update security protocols, yet a lack of consensus on how best to reach the desired outcome. In this webinar, featuring renowned healthcare security expert, Bryan Warren, we look to provide insights that can help guide progress and needed change.

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REFERENCES

*Yragui, N. (2013). Workplace Violence and Disruptive Behavior in Washington Psychiatric Settings. Department of Labor and Industries, SHARP. Retrieved from http://www.lni.wa.gov/
**Phillips, James P. (2016/04/27). Workplace Violence against Health Care Workers in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine. Retrieved from www.nejm.org
***U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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