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Wheelchair Footrests & Leg Rests

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
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Leg supports, including footrests and leg rests, are an integral part of safe and efficient transportation when using a wheelchair. In this article, health care expert and occupational therapist, Dr.…

Palliative & Hospice Care

By Rebekah Price, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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Forensic casework involving hospice and palliative care will often require some clarification on the bounds and overlapping nature of these medical specialties. This article provides legal…

Home Care Aides

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
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Home care needs and services are increasing as individuals with disabilities are consistently receiving services in a manner that allows them to remain in their home. This article explores aspects of…

Bed Bug Infestations in Care Facilities

By Rebekah Price, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C & Kenyon Conklin, VMD & Diane Trainor, Ph.D., CHCM
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This article discusses the standard of care for bed bug detection, bed bug bite treatment, and bed bug elimination, particularly for facilities that care for special populations. Bed Bug Infestations…

Investigating Patient Lift Injuries

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM & Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
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  In this article, health care experts Dr. Christian Mongrain and Dr. Joseph Muniak discuss medical patient lift investigations. The discussion includes a description of why medical…

Surgical Errors: Wrong Site, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure

By Rebekah Price, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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The common sentinel events in surgery involve the wrong site, patient, and procedure errors. In this article, nurse practitioner Rebekah Price discusses the standard of care for preventing surgical…

Hospital Falls & Patient Safety

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

Patient Transport Injuries in Health Care Facilities

By Christian H. Mongrain, PT, DPT, HEM
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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…

Retained Surgical Items

By Rebekah Price, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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The most common preventable injuries to patients during surgery involve small sponges, clamps, and other objects left inside the body cavity. In this article, nurse practitioner Rebekah Price…

Bariatric Equipment Injuries

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adult obesity affects over 40% of the US population. For healthcare providers, the prevalence of obesity requires that…

Dietary Restrictions & Food Safety in Managed Care Settings

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
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Various physical and cognitive conditions may put certain individuals at risk while eating or drinking. This article reviews the standard of care for facility-based programs to safely provide food and…

Medical Commode Components & Safety

By Joseph Muniak, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, HEM
Expert Overview

Occupational therapists, who assess patients’ needs and performance in activities of daily living, are commonly consulted by healthcare professionals to determine features necessary for patients…

Correctional Health Care

By Paul M. Adee
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The process of admitting new prisoners into a correctional setting is one of the most important components of operating and maintaining a safe and secure facility. This intake process occurs at a…

Elopement in Residential Facilities

By Danielle Dieterich, MA, JD
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In supervised care environments, the term “elopement” describes when a resident leaves the premises without authorization and/or necessary supervision. If elopement occurs, the…

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…

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