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Sumo_CPO wrote:bips wrote:Just curious, why would you need cell extraction training when you work in a hospital
Fair question. When dealing with patients on secure pysch units, we're occasionally required to remove them from their rooms. For some odd reason, they're not always willing to cooperate with that plan, so I was thinking that learning some tactics would benefit our guys & gals.
Also, some genius decided that the psych room in our ER needed to be renovated, and it now bears a striking resemblance to a prison cell - stainless steel toilet, stainless steel sink, and a lovely stretcher that MH patients can use as a battering ram to try and crash their way out. Can't wait until someone gets their head bounced off the sink.....
The old room was completely empty except for the bed, which was bolted to the floor to prevent the aforementioned battering ram scenario.
Gotta love progress.
Fair question CPO. I used to work for a police service down east where we would respond to the hospitals quite a bit as they didn't have Peace Officers or even proper security personnel. We often found ourselves in the exact same situation with similar rooms with beds attached to the floor and stainless steel sinks and toilets.
Extracting people from those rooms can be a nightmare, even for those of us that have extra tools on our belts to work with. Why don't you request the bed be secured to something ? Also are people not fixed to an object when they are in these rooms ?
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