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    Design Criteria for Privacy-Sensitive Healthcare Buildings

    2016
    IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 8, Pages 32-39
    Author(s)
    Alalouch, C./Aspinall, P./Smith, H.

    Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated With Better NICU Work Environments:

    2016
    Journal of Nursing Care Quality
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 31, Pages 24-32
    Author(s)
    Lake, E. T./Hallowell, S. G./Kutney-Lee, A./Hatfield, L. A./Del Guidice, M./Boxer, B. A./Ellis, L. N./Verica, L./Aiken, L. H.

    Copper surfaces are associated with significantly lower concentrations of bacteria on selected surfaces within a pediatric intensive care unit

    2016
    American Journal of Infection Control
    Journal Article

    Volume 44, Pages 203-209
    Author(s)
    Schmidt, M. G./von Dessauer, B./Benavente, C./Benadof, D./Cifuentes, P./Elgueta, A./Duran, C./Navarrete, M. S.

    Is It the Place or the People? Disentangling the Effects of Hospitals’ Physical and Social Environments on Well-Being

    2016
    Environment and Behavior
    Journal Article

    Issue 2, Volume 48, Pages 299-323
    Author(s)
    Andrade, C. C./Lima, M. L./Devlin, A. S./Hernández, B.

    Improving Pediatric Radiography Patient Stress, Mood, and Parental Satisfaction Through Positive Environmental Distractions: A Randomized Control Trial

    2016
    Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 31, Pages e11-e22
    Author(s)
    Quan, X./Joseph, A./Nanda, U./Moyano-Smith, O./Kanakri, S./Ancheta, C/Loveless, E. A.
    To evaluate how a positive environmental distraction intervention impacted pediatric radiography patient behavioral stress-responses, mood states, and parental satisfaction.
    Attractiveness of physical environment|Distraction/interruption|Lighting|Patient Satisfaction and Comfort
    Patient satisfaction and comfort|Staff productivity / efficiency
    Hospitals

    Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in healthcare-associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls

    2016
    Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 21, Pages 147-155
    Author(s)
    Simon, M./Maben, J./Murrells, T./Griffiths, P.
    Previous studies have associated single-patient rooms with reduced infection rates, reduced medication errors, and faster patient recovery rates. In response, an increasing number of hospitals have been shifting towards an entirely single-patient room layout. Although there are plenty of studies from the U.K. providing empirical evidence for the efficacy of single-patient rooms, the United States lacks this foundation of published research, and could therefore benefit from an outcome analysis of single-patient rooms.
    Physical proximity/density
    Patient health outcomes
    Hospitals

    Environmental factors and their association with emergency department hand hygiene compliance: an observational study

    2016
    BMJ Quality & Safety
    Journal Article

    Issue 5, Volume 25, Pages 372-378
    Author(s)
    Carter, E. J./Wyer, P./Giglio, J./Jia, H./Nelson, G./Kauari, V. E./Larson, E. L.
    Adherence to proper hand hygiene procedures has been repeatedly shown to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Emergency departments (EDs) often experience environmental conditions such as crowding and subsequently end up using non-traditional patient care areas such as hallways to administer treatment. It is possible that the use of non-traditional patient care areas contributes to lower levels of hand hygiene compliance.
    HAI related outcomes|Patient health outcomes|Staff productivity / efficiency
    Hospitals

    Visitor characteristics and alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispenser locations at the hospital entrance: Effect on visitor use rates

    2016
    American Journal of Infection Control
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 44, Pages 258-262
    Author(s)
    Hobbs, M. A./Robinson, S./Neyens, D. M./Steed, C.
    Proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures in the effort to prevent transmission of nosocomial pathogens in clinical settings. Previous studies have shown how healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) could be traced back to the spread of germs from hospital employees, patients, and visitors. While there is a large body of research on improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, there is a lack of similar studies aimed towards compliance among hospital visitors.
    HAI related outcomes
    Hospitals

    A socio-ecological analysis of hospital resilience to extreme weather events

    2016
    Construction Management and Economics
    Journal Article

    Issue 11-12, Volume 33, Pages 907-920
    Author(s)
    Chand, A. M./Loosemore, M.

    The Creation of a Biocontainment Unit at a Tertiary Care Hospital: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Experience

    2016
    Annals of the American Thoracic Society
    Journal Article

    Issue 5, Volume 13, Pages 600-608
    Author(s)
    Garibaldi, B. T./Kelen, G. D./Brower, R. G./Bova, G./Ernst, N./Reimers, M./Langlotz, R./Gimburg, A./Iati, M./Smith, C./MacConnell, S./James, H./Lewin, J. J./Trexler, P./Black, M. A./Lynch, C./Clarke, W./Marzinke, M. A./Sokoll, L. J./Carroll, K. C./Parish, N. M./Dionne, K./Biddison, E. L. D./Gwon, H. S./Sauer, L./Hill, P./Newton, S. M./Garrett, M. R./Miller, R. G./Perl, T. M./Maragakis, L. L.
    Prior to the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, the United States had only one to three specialized biocontainment units. Once the EVD crisis began, a group of reputable American healthcare institutions worked together to renovate a deactivated clinical space into a functioning biocontainment unit (BCU).
    Other healthcare facilities