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DRINKING WATER SOLUTIONS UPDATE

Volume
Vol. 2
Edition
Edition 13
Publish Date
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Keeping Patients Safe with the Right Drinking Water Equipment

Filtrine Model B103-C2-HR at a Psychiatric Hospital

Drinking water is an important feature in any building design. In psychiatric facilities, patient safety is of the highest concern, and something as simple as a drinking fountain needs to take that into consideration. Filtrine worked closely with healthcare professionals and hospital design professionals to address the unique problems that arise when serving drinking water in this type of specialized medical facility. 

The main concerns that healthcare professionals had during the initial assessment were: 
1) Ligature Resistance 
2) Security 
3) Durability 
4) Infection Control
5) Ease of Maintenance

In response to these requirements, Filtrine modified the existing design of the Filtrine Model B103-C2 bottle filling station and cup dispenser. Since ligature resistance was critical for equipment to be installed in medium and high risk areas, Filtrine proposed an angled top cover over the access door. Another key factor is 100% heavy gauge stainless steel construction which offers durability, cleanliness, and ease of maintenance.

Unlike other bottle filling stations on the market, the Filtrine model doesn't contain any plastic or rubber components. Plastic and rubber, even when treated with so-called "anti-microbial" agents, can build up a residue that requires constant maintenance and cleaning. These materials are not suitable for a hospital setting where infection control is of paramount concern. 

From north to south, many psychiatric hospitals across the country have been installing the Filtrine Model B103-C2-HR to give their patients and staff 24/7 access to drinking water. Filtrine offers the most durable drinking water fixture for use in these facilities. 

Other features include: 
•    Angled top cover over access door
•    Key lock, hinged access door
•    Tamper-proof, flush-mount soft touch filler
•    Tamper-proof drain grille 
•    Dual tamper-proof paper cup dispensers 
•    Heavy gauge stainless steel construction
•    Fits in 4” wall

For more information on Filtrine drinking water equipment or want to talk about a customized mental health application, please fill out the contact form or contact your local representative.

 

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