Tetcon Soft Tear-Resistant Anti-Suicide Pillow (Blue)
The Tetcon Soft Tear-Resistant Anti-Suicide Pillow (Blue) is designed for use in hospitals, mental health wards and prisons, where vulnerable and at-risk individuals may be incarcerated or held. If a patient or prisoners is deemed a suicide risk, it's vital that the bedding they are given to maximise comfort and dignity is both comfortable and safe for them to be left alone with.
Designed without seams and featuring a non-removeable cover, the Tetcon Tear Resistant Pillow is designed to drastically reduce the opportunity for self-harm and suicide by preventing the individual from cutting, ripping or tearing into the pillow.
What Is an Anti-Suicide Pillow?
A suicide pillow uses thick, tear-resistant fabric that cannot be torn, cut, ripped or split. Designed for use with at-risk individuals who may harm themselves, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Pillow uses a non-removeable cover to prevent access to the inside of the pillow.
This helps minimise the risk of self-harm and suicide in incarceration and healthcare facilities, where at-risk patients require a high duty of care.
Where Are Tetcon Suicide Prevention Pillows Used?
The Tetcon Anti-Suicide range of products are designed for professional use in the following institutions and facilities:
- Assisted Living Complexes
- Healthcare Facilities
- Sober Living Facilities
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Mental Health Institutions
- Visitation Centres
- Halfway Houses
- Homeless Shelters
Dignified, Safe and Secure Design
Designed to give at risk people a safe and secure pillow for the night, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Pillow resembles a traditional squared cushion, and has no discerning features that identify it as a medical item.
Sizing Information for the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Pillow
The Tetcon Anti-Suicide Pillow is a slightly rectangular pillow with a width of 70cm a height of 60cm.
Key Features and Benefits
- Safe and dignified way of providing care to at-risk individuals
- Designed to reduce the risk of self-harm and suicide with vulnerable prisoners and patients
- Non-removeable cover prevents self-harm
- Drastically reduces suicide risk in vulnerable people
- Used frequently inside prisons, hospitals, rehabilitation centres and mental health facilities
- Fire-retardant, tear-resistant cover is built to withstand aggressive contact
- Tear-resistance improves with every wash as fabric becomes more tensile
- Moisture absorbent material
Increased Strength Wash After Wash
Unlike other fabrics, the thick, rigid material that is necessary for use in the construction of an Anti-Suicide Pillow actually gets stronger with every wash. This is because the threads are incredibly thick, meaning that when they get wet and subsequently dry out, the threads become even more rigid and tense, adding to their protective properties.
Tear and Puncture Resistant Fabric
If a patient is a suicide risk, it's vital they are prevented from accessing any material or substance that they could potentially use to cause harm to themselves or a caregiver. This fabric is highly tear-resistant to prevent the patient or user aggressively splitting the fabric to gain access to the stuffing material inside.
The Tetcon Anti-Suicide Pillow features a fire-retardant cover that prevents combustion in the unfortunate event of contact with an open flame from a match or lighter.
Are Other Colours Available?
Yes. If your workplace requires the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Tear-Resistant Pillow in a different colour, please click the link below:
Dimensions and Specifications
- Dimensions: 60cm x 70cm
- Material: Fire-retardant Polyester
- Colour: Blue