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Lås i utrymningsvägar på demensboenden – fördel eller fara?

Lindegrén, Rikard (2009) In LUTVDG/TVBB--5298--SE
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering 3,5 years
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
Today’s dementia care has demonstrated a widespread use of locking devices in the escape routes of the care units. Most commonly code locks. The locking devices are used to prevent wanderers from wandering away from de dementia unit and risk hurting themselves, disappear or even die. On the contrary, the locks themselves may endanger a safe escape in the case of fire as well as it is may violate the integrity of the demented. Therefore the intention of this report was to develop a decision
on what is best for the demented based on a safety aspect – locks or not. A literature review was carried out but only to show that this area has been poorly explored. Therefore a survey and several interviews were randomly carried out with heads of... (More)
Today’s dementia care has demonstrated a widespread use of locking devices in the escape routes of the care units. Most commonly code locks. The locking devices are used to prevent wanderers from wandering away from de dementia unit and risk hurting themselves, disappear or even die. On the contrary, the locks themselves may endanger a safe escape in the case of fire as well as it is may violate the integrity of the demented. Therefore the intention of this report was to develop a decision
on what is best for the demented based on a safety aspect – locks or not. A literature review was carried out but only to show that this area has been poorly explored. Therefore a survey and several interviews were randomly carried out with heads of dementia units all over Sweden. Based on the results collected, the report shows that locking devices actually prevent more lives than what unlocked dementia units prevent in the case of a fire. (Less)
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author
Lindegrén, Rikard
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
demensboende, skador, utrymningsvägar, Låsanordningar, kodlås, vandrare.
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB--5298--SE
report number
5298
ISSN
1402-3504
language
Swedish
id
1767721
date added to LUP
2011-01-25 08:52:06
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:37
@misc{1767721,
  abstract     = {Today’s dementia care has demonstrated a widespread use of locking devices in the escape routes of the care units. Most commonly code locks. The locking devices are used to prevent wanderers from wandering away from de dementia unit and risk hurting themselves, disappear or even die. On the contrary, the locks themselves may endanger a safe escape in the case of fire as well as it is may violate the integrity of the demented. Therefore the intention of this report was to develop a decision
on what is best for the demented based on a safety aspect – locks or not. A literature review was carried out but only to show that this area has been poorly explored. Therefore a survey and several interviews were randomly carried out with heads of dementia units all over Sweden. Based on the results collected, the report shows that locking devices actually prevent more lives than what unlocked dementia units prevent in the case of a fire.},
  author       = {Lindegrén, Rikard},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {demensboende,skador,utrymningsvägar,Låsanordningar,kodlås,vandrare.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--5298--SE},
  title        = {Lås i utrymningsvägar på demensboenden – fördel eller fara?},
  year         = {2009},
}