Product Spotlight: JAK De-escalation Couch

“Staff body positions are supported throughout a seated intervention – great to see such a design.”

In situations where a patient is in severe distress and verbal de-escalation techniques have proven ineffective, physical intervention may be used as a last resort to prevent the patient causing harm to themselves and others. During physical intervention staff will aim to restrict the patient’s movements using the minimum force required, maintaining patient dignity. These interventions can be physically demanding, presenting risk of injury.

We designed JAK to help preserve patient dignity and reduce staff injuries. Through live service evaluations with clinical professionals, we have optimised every angle of the couch for safer de-escalation practices.

  • Ergonomically angled design allows closer patient engagement, aiding verbal de-escalation. The design provides support for staff, prevents twisting and reduces back injuries.
  • Lowered central seat helps to control lateral movement and gives staff superior leg control.
  • Upright seating position preserves patient dignity. Ergonomically designed to support staff in prolonged de-escalation processes.

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