SAVINGS & SAFETY:
- Prevents injury to staff or residents caused by manipulated utensils.
- Helps prevent self-harm. Great for suicide-watch and segregated units.
- Solution for mental health issues including swallowers and cutters
- One incident is more costly than many year’s of ESU use
- ESU’s have a perforation for quicker breakdown if ingested or flushed
- Prevents costly “Lock downs” and cell extractions from weaponized utensils
- Avoid potential legal issues caused by lack of alternative utensils
- Can cut through food such as hard tamale pie and watermelon and even scoop soup or cereal with milk
- More humane than fingers only
- Easier for arthritic patients to use