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Wheelchair Van / Ambulette Safety

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
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The most common preventable injuries to wheelchair bound passengers travelling in ambulettes (wheelchair vans) involve falls while entering/exiting the van, being thrown from the wheelchair during a…

Hospital Bed Components & Safety

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
Expert Overview

Hospital beds are designed and constructed to provide safety, comfort, and mobility for a broad range of patients with varying conditions and treatment plans. While the adaptability and versatility of…

Wheelchair Components & Safety

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
Expert Overview

Wheelchairs are a common type of medical equipment used to transport an individual in a seated position, with the purpose of increasing mobility for a person with functional impairments. In this…

Investigating Patient Lift Injuries

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
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In this article, health care expert and physical therapist, Christian Mongrain discusses medical patient lift investigations. His discussion includes a description of why medical lifts are used,…

Patient Transport Injuries in Health Care Facilities

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
Expert Article

In this article, Physical Therapist and Health Care Expert, Christian Mongrain discusses patient transport in the health care setting. He covers the risks associated with mobilizing patients, errors…

Hospital Falls & Patient Safety

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
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In this article, Rehabilitation Expert, Christian Mongrain discusses falls in the health care setting. He covers the impact of falls, why they occur, and best demonstrated practices utilized by health…