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Lessons Learned
January 2016 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of perception of cleanliness.   

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Tool
August 2015 Tool
This tool outlines the relationships between design, measures, healthcare reform topics, and the legislation.
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Tool
August 2015 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to improve nurse-patient communication through facility design.
Tool
August 2015 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to address the issue of hand hygiene and infection control in facility design.
Executive Summary
April 2015 Executive Summary
Learn about: the importance of hand hygiene in improving safety, quality, and economic impact, a systems approach to hand hygiene that integrates environmental, operational, and personal factors for infection prevention, and a new, effective, and easy-to-implement hand hygiene measures.
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Interview
January 2016 Interview

Learn about: what patients really judge when evaluating a facility’s cleanliness, why patient perceptions of cleanliness directly impact reimbursements, and ways hospitals can improve patients’ views of cleanliness, quality, and safety. 

Tool
August 2015 Tool
Developed through extensive review of research, surveys, site tests, and review and validation by expert advisory council members, this standard set of evidence-based design checklists and post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tools can be used by interior designers to apply research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post-occupancy evaluations of three types of hospital patient rooms: adult medical-surgical, adult intensive care, and maternity care.
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Design Strategies
September 2015 Design Strategies
Overview

While discussion of facility design and healthcare reform often focuses on the patient experience of noise and cleanliness as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, design is also a factor in reform-based outcome targets.  

 

Design Strategies
July 2015 Design Strategies
Overview

Hand hygiene is the single most important component of healthcare-associated infection prevention. The physical environment plays a key role in promoting hand hygiene. Effective hand hygiene strategies integrate environmental, personal, and organizational/operational elements.    

 

Lessons Learned
June 2015 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of infection control.