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The hidden risk of wheelchair use.

Quesenberry ML. The hidden risk of wheelchair use. Patient Safety. 2022;4(3):6-9. 10.33940/alert/2022.9.1

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September 28, 2022
Quesenberry M. Patient Safety. 2022;4(3):6-9.

Medical devices intended to improve patient safety can unintentionally lead to patient harm. This patient safety alert draws attention to the risk of injury when hospital wheelchairs are used by staff, patients, or visitors who may not have training in safe use. Understanding the proper use of the wheelchair, particularly folding wheelchairs, is crucial to ensuring safety.

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Quesenberry ML. The hidden risk of wheelchair use. Patient Safety. 2022;4(3):6-9. 10.33940/alert/2022.9.1

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