Dealing with a crisis situations has undergone a lot of changes during the last few years. There is a transition from seclusion and restraint towards de-escallation within dedicated areas. The following simplified figure shows the five stages of the crisis development process.
In this figure it is indicated that for each stage a dedicated room can be used. The stage 1 and 2 solutions are called Comfort and Support room. These rooms can provide a private setting with the correct amount of stimuli to regain control. This may well avoid the impactful transition to stage 3 where seclusion and restraint have to be applied and will have a positive influence on the health of a service user and staff and the costs involved in crisis care.
Below you can find an overview of some application areas: