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An analysis of falls in the hospital: Can we do without bedrails?

Author(s): Hanger, H. C., Ball, M. C., Wood, L. A.
Falls and injuries from falls are common in older patients in institutions, evoking a common response of using restraints, such as bedrails or cot sides, to further prevent harm. However, there is no compelling evidence that restraints reduce the risk of falls and/or injuries.
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A collaborative occupational therapy and nursing approach to falls prevention in hospital inpatients.

Author(s): Brandis, S.
It is estimated that one-third of elderly people fall each year', with general agreement that there are many associated factors.
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The built environment as a component of quality care: understanding and including the patient’s perspective

Author(s): Fowler, E., MacRae, S., Stern, A., Harrison, T., Gerteis, M., Walker, J., Edgman-Levitan, S., Ruga, W.
There are eight consistent attributes that patients and family members look for in healthcare environments.
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Impact of interruptions and distractions on dispensing errors in an ambulatory care pharmacy

Author(s): Flynn, E. A., Barker, K. N., Gibson, J. T., Pearson, R. E., Berger, B. A., Smith, L. A.
Errors and error rate have been used as outcome measures of the quality of drug distribution that is a function of the interaction between humans, procedures, equipment, and the work environment. Dispensing errors have been measured by observation and occur at rates of up to 24%. Studies show the relationship between errors and noise, light levels, and prescription workload, as well as the increased number of distractions and errors in an ambulatory care pharmacy.
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Visual Ergonomics in the Office (Guidelines for monitor placement and lighting)

Author(s): Ankrum, D.R.

Design impact on health care facilities performance : a post-occupancy evaluation of patient rooms

Author(s): Mujahed, M.

Patients, Staff & Families Find Comfort in Healing Garden

Author(s): Varni, J.W, Whitehouse, S, Kurtin, P.S., Sadler, B.

Bringing Home Into The Hospital

Author(s): VanderSteeg, J., Liebenrood, C.

Everybody's Beautiful: Using Art To Promote Self-Healing

Author(s): Ridenour, A.

Greenbacks from green roofs: Forging a new industry in Canada

Author(s): Peck, S., Callaghan, C., Kuhn, M., Bass, B.